DJ Shadow shared a video for the title track of his latest album Our Pathetic Age.
The song is a relatively slow disco ballad that features a dramatic vocal performance from Samuel T. Herring of Future Islands.
As Rolling Stone writes, the video was animated and directed by Adam Dunn. In it Herring’s words appear on constantly appearing pop-up ads that flood the screen of an old computer. There’s some break from the chaos during the instrumental breaks, including a cameo from an early tech favorite — the 3D pipes screensaver.
DJ Shadow released Our Pathetic Age last November, marking his first album since 2016’s The Mountain Will Fall. The new LP was split into two sections. The first part includes new instrumentals, and the second is comprised of a set of vocal collaborations. Along with Herring, the album featured De La Soul, Run the Jewels, Nas, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, Raekwon, Paul Banks, and Shadow’s early Solesides collaborators Lateef the Truthseeker and Gift of Gab.
DJ Shadow starts the European leg of his tour in support of Our Pathetic Age Thursday, February 20th. A North American part is scheduled to start May 5th in Atlanta and wrap May 23rd in Los Angeles.