Lower Dens released their newest creation — The Competition — on Ribbon Music, at the end of last year. The Baltimore dream poppers perform at Songbyrd Music House on Friday, Feb. 14.
Today, Lower Dens shared the video for one of the new album’s standout tracks, “Hand of God.” The colorfully psychedelic clip, directed by Aaron Brown and Robby Piantanida, can be seen below.
Speaking on the origins of of the song, the band’s Jana Hunter said: “It’s like Cowboy Krautrock. Imagine a wild west adventure, like ‘City Slickers,’ with the star, a wealthy white man. He’s devised a way to conquer God. He has some kind of vaguely dangerous journey, then comes upon God and declares victory. In his hubris, he goes to shake God’s hand, at which time he is psychedelically humbled, his little brain imploding.”
Watch the official music video for “Hand of God” by Lower Dens on YouTube:
“Lower Dens’ fourth LP The Competition melds unsparing assessments of capitalism and its dog-eat-dog struggle for status and stuff, reflections on relationships gone wrong, radical empathy and lush, sparkling, orchestral synth-pop,” Billboard said.