Destroyer’s Ken was one of 2017’s more interesting albums, and now Dan Bejar is bringing the idiosyncratic record into 2018 with a new video for the synthy and new wave-inspired “Stay Lost.” The clip, which Bejar describes as “a user’s guide to the world,” features a skilled but bizarre carpenter building a house that structurally and functionally doesn’t seem to make a whole lot of sense.
The video was directed by Maxwell McCabe-Lokos, and he describes the clip as a tribute to those who are confidently able to find their own way:
“The video tries to capture the song’s wit and ability to portray someone’s preoccupation, their metaphysical condition, with so few words. ‘Stay Lost’ — an endorsement for those who don’t fit, for those who will build their own totems, and revel in their ability to do it.”
Bejar has a history with getting weird with his videos: His clip for “Tinseltown Swimming In Blood,” for example, is a direct tribute to the 1962 French sci-fi film La Jetée.