The shift from youth to adulthood – just one of the painful transitions we all must make in finding ourselves.

 

Brooklyn-based indie synth-pop band Small Black premiered their latest music video yesterday on Fader for “Boys Life,” the single off their upcoming album Best Blues released on Jagjaguwar. The dreamy song, which is about growing up and finding the path to adulthood, is accompanied by a beautifully honest portrayal of one young woman’s vicissitude of self discovery – through a series of romantic relationships, destructive friendships, creative ventures, and heartbreaks.

The aesthetically pleasing video, directed by Nick Bentgen, is artfully crafted with time stamps and what looks like filtered film – as if seen through the lens of the young woman from the video’s 35 mm camera. The melancholic video and bittersweet song are both all too real, accurately portraying the shift from youth to adulthood – just one of the painful transitions we all must make in finding ourselves. Small Black’s LP Best Blues will be available October 16.

Words by Sadie Bell