The Weather Station signed to Fat Possum and returned to share a brand new song and music video for “Robber.” “Robber” marks singer Tamara Lindeman’s first new release since her 2017 self-titled album.
The song is a slow build, but Lindeman’s somber voice and the shifting jazz instrumentals make it an essential listen. The song’s video was directed by Lindeman and shot by Jared Raab, combining interpretative dance and mirrored clothing to serve the song’s themes.
Lindeman says of the single:
I think in my life I’ve been pretty naive, always tried to see the good in everyone (still do), always tried to make do with what is and not think of what can’t be (still do). But those attitudes are dangerous when applied at a societal level, especially at this moment in time. I think we’re all in denial a bit, about where we are, and what is happening, because it’s easier on some level, easier to try and make do with what’s missing than to see what’s missing. I think it’s hard to believe in the robber, hard to even see the robber; it’s easier to try and make love to or glamourize the robber. It hurts too much otherwise. To put it straight; there are real human people who are literally robbing us and all future generations of everything that matters, right now. But we literally can’t see that as a society, because for one thing we’ve been taught not to value what is taken, and for another because we’ve been taught to glamourize and love the taker. We love to love the taker. We don’t know how to see the victim of the taking.
Listen to “Robber” below.