“‘Masquerade’ deals with loneliness and alienation in the digital age,” said Small Feet frontman Simon Stålhamre of the Swedish outfit’s latest song and related video. “That has always been a recurring theme for me in my music and in life.”
The song’s delicate yearnings and shuffled rhythms are visualized through a conceptual music video that mirrors the lyrics’ frustrations. The clip takes a profound look at modern mating rituals, often reduced to little more than an exchange of staged photographs.
“Masquerade” is the latest salvo from With Psychic Powers, Small Feet’s second full-length studio album. It’s set for release on March 29 via Barsuk Records.
With Psychic Powers follows Small Feet’s 2015 debut, From Far Enough Away Everything Sounds Like the Ocean, which was bathed in critical accolades for its dream-like atmosphere and nuanced take on guitar-based art-rock.
Check out “Masquerade” below.