The Lemon Twigs have released a video for “Never In My Arms, Always In My Heart,” off their most recent album Go To School, out now through 4AD. The video was directed by frontman Michael D’Addario, who also stars in the video, and Winston H. Case.
Go To School is a glam-inspired concept album about a chimpanzee raised as a human boy—no, seriously. That sort of free-wheeling fancy made the album one of the most effortlessly fun listens of the year, and “Never In My Arms” acts as the introduction to the world that the D’Addario brothers built for us.
It’s a bit jarring, then, that the video is so … depressing. That’s not to say it’s not fun, because it is, in a darkly ironic sort of way. But the story it tells is a far cry from the outlandish fantasy of a chimp in a human’s world. The video follows the trials and tribulations of a barfly couple and their (very publicly) dissolving relationship, It’s the sort of sad scene you might see unfolding at a local watering hole at 8 p.m. on a Wednesday.
“Brian and I played in a whole lot of Long Island bars growing up, and man, we met a lot of people like this,” Michael D’Addario says in a statement. “Sometimes the Long Island mothers would gossip and you’d hear a sad story like this one, and somebody would end up with a tattoo that said ‘Never In My Arms, Always In My Heart.’ A weekend in Hicksville.”
The Lemon Twigs will be touring throughout November, and will start up again in January of next year. Find a full list of dates further down.
Watch the video for “Never In My Arms, Always In My Heart” below.
Lemon Twigs Tour Dates:
18 – Mexico City, Mexico @ Corona Capital 2018,
27 – Osaka, Japan @ Banana Hall
28 – Nagoya, Japan @ Nagoya Club Quattro
29 – Tokyo, Japan @ O-east
12 – Montreal, Que. @ Théâtre Corona
14 – Boston, Mass. @ Paradise
15 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Union Transfer
18 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
19 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
22 – Toronto, Ont. @ Phoenix
23 – Detroit, Mich. @ El Club
25 – Chicago, Ill. @ Metro
26 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ First Ave
29 – Seattle, Wash. @ Neptune Theatre
30 – Vancouver, B.C. @ Venue
31 – Portland, Ore. @ Wonder Ballroom
02 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Slim’s
05 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ El Rey Theatre
06 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ El Rey Theatre
21 – Manchester, U.K. @ O2 Ritz
22 – Glasgow, U.K. @ Saint Luke’s
23 – Newcastle, U.K. @ Riverside
25 – Leeds, U.K. @ Stylus
26 – Birmingham, U.K. @ O2 Institute 2
27 – London, U.K. @ Roundhouse
01 – Lille, France @ Aeronef
02 – Lyon, France @ Epicerie Modern
03 – Strasbourg, France @ Laiterie
04 – Paris, France @ La Cigale