British rock quartet Wolf Alice have shared a new video for “Sadboy,” taken from their 2017 album Visions Of A Life.
“Sadboy,” which the band recently performed on Colbert, mimics the album’s drastic juxtaposition between dark and light as it opens with minimal, spiraling instrumentation and soft vocals from frontwoman Ellie Rowsell. The song eventually makes a complete u-turn, with a more coarse and gritty sound—its dramatic breakdown features occasional warped vocals and head-banging guitars. Rowsell’s voice becomes angelic and goosebump-raising before she ends with chaotic, muffled background screams.
The band’s spooky new video features the band at a costume party, with Rowsell dressed as the devil. She eventually gets stuck in a Stranger Things or Get Out-like dimension of darkness and nothingness.
Featuring a wide range of genres with singles like “Yuk Foo” and “Don’t Delete The Kisses,” Visions Of A Life is the band’s critically acclaimed second album and it recently landed them a nomination at this year’s Brit Awards for Best British Group.
Wolf Alice also recently announced U.S. tour dates to coincide with their album, including some shows supporting Queens Of The Stone Age and headlining shows with support from The Big Pink.
Watch the new video for “Sadboy” and listen to Wolf Alice’s 2014 Daytrotter Session below, and check out their upcoming U.S. tour dates further down. Read Paste’s full review of Visions Of A Life right here.
Wolf Alice Tour Dates:
16 – Berkeley, Calif. @ Cornerstone (Early show) (SOLD OUT)
16 – Berkeley, Calif. @ Cornerstone (Late show)
17 – Sacramento, Calif. @ Ace of Spades
19 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Mayan Theater
21 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Crescent Ballroom
24-25 – Houston, Texas @ In Bloom Festival
27 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ First Avenue
29 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ Turner Hall
30 – Chicago, Ill. @ Metro
31 – Detroit, Mich. @ The Shelter
02 – Columbus, Ohio @ Newport Music Hall
03 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Beachland Ballroom
04 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Club AE
06 – Buffalo, N.Y. @ Town Ballroom
07 – Albany, N.Y. @ The Hollow
09 – Portland, Maine @ Port City Music Hall
10 – Boston, Mass. @ Paradise
12 – New Haven, Conn. @ College Street Music Hall
13 – Baltimore, Md. @ Rams Head Live
14 – Norfolk, Va. @ NorVa
16 – Chapel Hill, N.C. @ Cat’s Cradle
17 – Charlotte, N.C. @ Visulite Theatre
19 – Charleston, S.C. @ The Music Farm
21 – Athens, Ga. @ Georgia Theatre
22 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Third & Lindsley
24 – Austin, Texas @ Austin 360 Amphitheater *
25 – Irving, Texas @ The Pavillion at Toyota Music Factory *
26 – Shreveport, La. @ Municipal Auditorium *
27 – New Orleans, La. @ Saenger Theatre *
29 – Jacksonville, Fla. @ Welcome to Rockville Festival *
01 – Miami, Fla. @ Bay Front Amp *
02 – St. Petersburg, Fla. @ Municipal Auditorium *
01-03 – New York, N.Y. @ Governors Ball
(* – Supporting Queens Of The Stone Age)