English alternative outfit alt-J recently shared a video for its tune "Pusher." The track is off the band's highly successful studio album This Is All Yours, which dropped in September. The acoustic cut is accompanied by eerie visuals that highlight the song's dark side.
As vocalist Joe Newman sings softly, a street preacher begins his sidewalk sermon to a crowd that shows no emotion.
"The idea of life without company fell suddenly / It crashed through the ceiling on me / And pinned me to the pine / And layer upon layer of hope and doubt / Will crush bones to oil in time," Newman croons in the song's second verse.
The camera moves in a circle throughout the entire video, watching the scene carefully. Day becomes night as the preacher gets more animated and the tension continues to build until it boils over with an unexpected and disturbing ending. Check it out below.
"Pusher" follows three other singles, including "Hunger of the Pine," "Every Other Freckle" and the big hit "Left Hand Free." The album went to No. 4 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on the Top Rock Albums charts.
"Like their debut, An Awesome Wave, it's an ambling, entrancing listen -- full of songs that blur weird folk and electronic zoinkiness, classical filigree and straight-up rock, scrambling in all directions as singer-guitarist Joe Newman sings in a pillowy Kid A warble," Rolling Stone wrote about the album, giving it four out of five stars. "Their name was inspired by a Mac keyboard shortcut. Talk about getting your Yorke on."
The band will head to South America for most of March before returning to the United States with gigs scheduled for Pittsburgh, New York City and Nashville. Alt-J will also make a stop at Coachella this year.