When we first started planning our CMJ party with Berklee College of Music several weeks ago, one band from the opposite side of the country jumped out at us the most. They’re called Smoke Season, a Los Angeles duo featuring singer-songwriter Gabrielle Wortman of TEMP3ST and the Honor Society’s multi-instrumentalist Jason Rosen, and their atmospheric, love-worn electronic-pop defied any sort of simple categorization. We called it “seductive” and hit the sheets.
And what better thing to dive into than a milk bath, which helps make their new video for “Opaque” quite visually striking. It was directed by Scott Fleishman of APlusFilmz, and here’s what LA Weekly, which premiered the clip yesterday, had to say:
“We see the duo bathing in milk, a lone dancer cloaked in colored smoke, a chamber of mirrors, and Wortman staring down the camera through a carnival mask while Rosen and the dancer lip-sync the song’s cryptic refrain (“You ain’t gettin’ me”) into her ears. It’s a bizarre love triangle that fans of Banks and Sylvan Esso won’t be able to stop watching.”