Watch The War on Drugs' dreamlike video for "Under the Pressure"
The War on Drugs | photo by Dusdin Condren

The War on Drugs turn the restless energy, intricate layers and open road feel of “Under the Pressure” into an equally vibrant and dream-like music video with the help of director Houmam.

Taken from this year’s stand out Lost in the Dream full-length, “Under the Pressure” takes things in a different direction from the record’s first video for “Red Eyes.”  This one is more of a direct visual representation of the song, full of over-saturated scenes of rural houses and trees interspersed with the band members playing their respective instruments alone.  The video captures the paradox of an album that was the result of a time of isolation and seclusion and the need for collaboration to make it come to life.

As the song reaches its ambient coda, the images dissolve into a kaleidoscopic visualizer that calls to mind an abstract version of the explosion scene in Zabriskie Point – volatile and soothing at the same time.  Check out the video for “Under the Pressure” below.

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