Destroyer “Stay Lost” New Official Video/Song
“Stay Lost,” the official video for a new song from Destroyer, can be viewed below. The track is taken from the latest album, ken, which was released on October 20, 2017 via Merge Records / Dead Oceans.
Director Maxwell McCabe-Lokos: “The video tries to capture the song’s wit and ability to portray someone’s preoccupation, their metaphysical condition, with so few words.”
Of the band’s 12th studio album and its enigmatic title, Destroyer’s mainman Dan Bejar offers the following:
Sometime last year, I discovered that the original name for “The Wild Ones” (one of the great English-language ballads of the last 100 years or so) was “Ken.” I had an epiphany, I was physically struck by this information. In an attempt to hold on to this feeling, I decided to lift the original title of that song and use it for my own purposes. It’s unclear to me what that purpose is, or what the connection is. I was not thinking about Suede when making this record. I was thinking about the last few years of the Thatcher era. Those were the years when music first really came at me like a sickness, I had it bad. Maybe “The Wild Ones” speaks to that feeling, probably why Suede made no sense in America. I think “ken” also means “to know.”
ken was produced by Josh Wells of Black Mountain, who has been the drummer in Destroyer since 2012. The album was recorded in its entirety in the jam space/studio space that the group calls The Balloon Factory.