San Francisco’s Cathedrals have revealed a video for their single “Don’t Act Like A Stranger.” Paste premiered the video saying, “the track is a powerful expression of contrasts-an ode to both ‘the heartsick and the heartbreakers,’ as the band puts it – and the video conveys that dichotomy in dazzling fashion.” Cathedrals told the magazine, “The song is about estrangement, and we wanted the video to capture that. So in the video, the two of us never inhabit the same space. Even when we are, we’re at odds, on opposite sides of the room, and never making eye contact. It was actually kind of tough to shoot at times, because we’re so used to being side by side on stage or in our studio, always playing off of one another.” Cathedrals also note, “The bathtub scenes were really fun to shoot, but it was a LOT of time in the water. I was basically in the tub for 4 hours during the shoot, with a break in the middle to change dresses. At one point, the crew had to upload a bunch of the film, and it didn’t make sense for me to get out of the tub, so they just left me alone in the water for 20 minutes. By the end of the shoot, I was a giant prune! I’ve probably never been so clean in my life.” Watch the video here:
Of “Don’t Act Like A Stranger” Billboard labeled it “triumphant” and Earmilk called it “awe-inspiring.” The video comes on the heels of a new single, “Try To Fight” which Consequence of Sound described as a “thumping, glittering dance pop track bursting with rich synthesizers and Jenkins’ powerfully sweet vocals.”
Cathedrals have confirmed a show at San Francisco’s Mezzanine on June 8 with Rituals of Mine and Yassou as the support. Tickets are available here.
Cathedrals is producer Johnny Hwin and vocalist Brodie Jenkins. Their music has been described as “synthetic R&B with 1980s rock swagger” (New York Times) and “pop of biblical proportions.” (Neon Gold).