Spaceface Shares Video For New Single “Rain Passing Through”

As if beamed directly from a retro-futurist cocktail party in a parallel universe, Memphis / Los Angeles psych-pop band Spaceface return today with a catchy and snappy disco duet in new single + video “Rain Passing Through” ft. Mikaela Davis from their upcoming album Anemoia, out January 28 via Mothland. “It’s about fleeting moments you have between former or future lovers in passing turbulent times, knowing that you probably shouldn’t take shelter within each other, but knowing that it’s okay to feel good and safe together even if it’s as ephemeral as the rain passing through on a stormy night,” Jake Ingalls (formerly of The Flaming Lips) explains. It follows an intoxicating run of previous singles, including “Long Time (ft. LABRYS),” “Happens All The Time,” “Earth In Awe,” and “Piña Collider”, the latter featuring samples and choir vocals from actual CERN scientists, and comes with another signature cocktail recipe available below.

The single’s accompanying video — a collaboration between Ingalls, Erika Mugglin & Mac Hanson (yes, that Hanson) — sheds a psychedelic light on a love triangle using a combination of stock footage, pieces from Hanson’s personal archives, and some home-grown performance footage. The result is a delicate balance between a Euphoria-touched teen love triangle and a synesthetic representation of the song’s driving grooves and ear-worm melodies, landing satisfyingly where it began — completely unknown.

Anemoia is the result of several months spent at Blackwatch Studios in 2019, where the band worked with producer Jarod Evans (Sufjan Stevens, BRONCHO) writing new material inspired by funk rock classics and the turn of the millennium psychedelia revival. Though it can first be perceived as a simple feat of efficient and minimalistic songwriting by Ingalls and friends — the result of slick melodies, rich arrangements, and effortlessly flowing rhythmic grooves — each spin reveals a new layer, painting a positive, if somewhat critical, portrayal of modern life. Made possible by collaborative artistry in the age of endless possibilities, the 12 song collection is both a contemplative psychedelic pop odyssey, and a hopeful broadcast from the heart into outer space.