Kurt Vile is bringing his retro-styled sun-bleached aesthetic back with “Loading Zones”, his latest clip for a track that celebrates the unnoticed spaces that at first glance seem uninteresting. Part low-key retaliation against authority and part complicated love letter to Philadelphia, this song and accompanying video finds comedy and beauty in the details.
“Loading Zones” immediately has a bounce to it — a feel-good mood that matches the look of Kurt Vile in his retro car. He’s happy-go-lucky as he runs errands, managing to avoid parking tickets (and barber shops) at every turn, then breaking out the guitar as he leans on the hood and jams.
The vocals find their pace in Vile’s usual spoken-sung poetic reflections, and there is a sense that for all the love for Philly, Vile has his eyes on the road. By the end of the clip, we see his car left abandoned — we can only wonder where he’s going to go next.
“Loading Zones” marks Kurt Vile’s first solo release since 2015’s b’lieve i’m going down, and he will be on tour this fall. For more news and updates from Kurt Vile, you can find him on his website, Facebook page, and Twitter.