the walkmen :: on the water

onthewateranna kieblesz

The Walkmen‘s 2008 album You & Me is one of those beautiful records that after each listen, the haunting sounds and electrifying details keep getting stronger. Personally, a favorite track from The Walkmen’s fourth album is On the Water, as the melody brings to mind the complete feeling of a warm summer night, sitting near the ocean while watching the blue waves crash against the shore. When lead vocalist Hamilton Leithauser nonchalantly sings “Oh you know I’d never leave you, no matter how hard I try”, the discomfort of his lyrics translate into an honest struggle of holding on to a relationship. Today Pitchfork presented The Walkmen’s dark new video for On The Water, under the animated direction of Nir Ben Jacob.