Okkervil River’s Will Sheff announced his solo side-project, Lovestreams, three months back with an initial song and then not much else. If you follow Sheff’s Twitter, he placed his synth-driven diversions on the back-burner for good reason, primarily because he’s making new Okkervil River music. But today, Sheff has brought Lovestreams back into the conversation with a new song and video titled “There’s Video.”
And, pushing play confirms the song’s title is not a cruel joke. There is indeed video.
As Sheff describes on the project’s dedicated Tumblr, the visuals rely on old equipment and DIY creativity, matching the apparent ethos of the project, which thus far sounds like it was made by a guy seeking the simplicity of a bedroom and the tools around him to create, letting the emotion and urgency of the songs speak for themselves.
Check out the clip for “There’s Video” below, shot and directed by Scott Coffey.