WATCH: The Arcs Break Down the Fourth Wall in Video for “Outta My Mind”
“Don’t come to Chinatown no more, dawg. You done lost your Chinatown pass.”
Seemingly just having fun in between Black Keys records, Dan Auerbach recently assembled The Arcs, a full band (with two drummers!) that sits stylistically somewhere between his 2009 solo album Keep It Hid and the experimental BlakRoc collaboration project from later in the same year. Yours, Dreamily is the name of the first Arcs album, which is a good title for it, as the music has a dreamy feel, kind of like something you would expect to hear upon waking up in a strange—but comfortable—place.
Following the release of the album last week, the band has kept things rolling with a color-washed video for the track “Outta My Mind.” Like past Black Keys videos, the content is quirkier than you might expect, with this video abruptly breaking midway through to bring us to a WorldStar-worthy Chinatown fight, and ending with a little backseat commentary about the Drake/Meek Mill drama. Just like a dream.
Yours, Dreamily is out now via Nonesuch.