By now we’ve all been introduced to Jenny Lewis’ new super-group, Nice as F*ck. Alongside Au Revoir Simone’s Erika Forster and The Like’s Tennessee Thomas, Lewis helms what Father John Misty calls “objectively the best all-female band in the last 25 years.” The trio surprise released their self-titled debut album about a month ago and we’ve been listening ever since. Last week, Nice as F*ck made their network television debut on Colbert and marked the occasion by playing one of the album’s lead singles, “Door.” Today, as Pitchfork reports, they dropped the song’s official music video.
The clip opens with Adam Green holding a copy of the “Peace and Love Times.” “Extra! Extra! Read all about it!” he shouts. “Is the Deep End Club closing?” After he shrugs, we’re directed into the club in question, where a bevy of women are sitting around in NAF’s already signature “Give a Damn” tees. The landlord, played by The Strokes’ Albert Hammond Jr., walks in and tells them, “Gotta pay the rent by August 1 or you’re out…August 1st or this Peace and Love party is over.”
Then we dive in to the chugging anthem, whose lead sentiment—“Don’t close the door”—drives the narrative of the video. It ends with a “To be continued…” message, leading us to believe that the story will continue in a forthcoming vid.
The “Door” video is set in New York—could this be a commentary on the city’s infamous rent issues? The gentrification that is constantly changing the fabric of its neighborhoods? Perhaps we’ll learn more in the next segment.
Check out the video above. Will the women find the cash by August 1 and keep the club open? Let us know what you think of it in the comments below.
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