February 15, 2012


The Rapture's Melancholy, Laser-Filled Video

The Rapture’s under-appreciated album from last year was hardly a return to form—it was better. A risky, guileless leap forward in ambition, In the Grace of Your Love found the the New York band mixing their post-punk-meets-dance-rock sound with more personal, introspective lyrics.

In this new video for the title track, Luke Jenner looks understandably forlorn and troubled—much of this album deals with his mother’s suicide. Even the band’s electronics guru, Gabriel Andruzzi, is appropriately melancholy—sure, he’s dancing in the background, but respectfully so.

All this is amidst a laser lights show, double exposure and some visually interesting shadow play. Watch the video here and tell us what you think below.