Watch Alex G’s dreamy new video for “Bug”
Nobody captures midtwentysomething ennui quite like Philly’s Alex G. The quiet guitar strums and dreamily chiming harmonic leads, the murmured lyrics, the midtempo pace and listless minimalism. It kind of nails that point in everyone’s life where directon is unclear and the only positive use of time is sprawling out under a graffiti-covered bridge, smoking cigarettes and watching the sun set. That’s pretty much the vibe of the new video for Alex G’s “Bug,” directed by Micah van Hove; it almost feels like a slice-of-life short story, a vignette following a squatter couple about their day. The song comes from Alex G’s forthcoming Beach Music LP, out in October on Domino Records, and the video premiered today on Rolling Stone, along with an interview with Alex that you can read here. He headlines the basement of the First Unitarian Church on Saturday, November 14th; tickets and more information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Check out the “Bug” video below.