There’s something eerie about Waterfall Wash’s clip for their track “Colors”. Actually, make that three eerie somethings. Chasing vocalist and guitarist Michael Roddy through a forested park, three masked figures set out to add a sense of urgency to the track, which lingers in its shoegazey-haze of effected guitars and lolling vocals.
Roddy isn’t alone in the forest. Drummer Chris Hauser sits among the trees and rumbles out the distinctively organic drum line, which is quick enough to create an addictive tension against the smooth vocals. Ellice Evins brings a nostalgic melody on keyboard as Roddy races around her, and Marshall Dunn on bass plucks along without interruption.
“Colors is a bad dream inspired by rhythmic chaos and the anxiety of love,” the band explains, and you can feel that in the clip and the rising complexity of the track itself. The hook works on two levels: melodic and emotional.