Motion City Soundtrack has premiered their new video for Lose Control via the AV Club – check it out here. The song is taken from the band’s sixth studio album, Panic Stations, out September 18 via Epitaph.
The video for Lose Control was directed by Dan Huiting (Bon Iver, Sylvan Esso, Colin Stetson) and features singer Justin Pierre discovering his supernatural power to kill everything he touches.
Director Dan Huiting commented:
“When I first heard Lose Control, I thought of a sort of “super hero” origin story, where a person learns they have a superpower. Only for Justin, he learns he can kill things that he touches. We also thought it would be cool to incorporate a woman that he meets that can reverse all the things he’s killed. Some of the narrative elements are a bit opaque because we didn’t want to just explain everything. It was really nice to collaborate with Justin on this, who has a really good sensibility about filmmaking in general.”
Singer Justin Pierre expands:
“Dan Huiting has been doing great work for as far back as I can remember. It was a riot to work with him and his crew. Everyone worked hard AND played hard. I nearly broke my ankle running up and down the street with Emily but it was absolutely worth it. I rate this experience 5 out 5 stars. Would highly recommend.”