Xiu Xiu have released a music video for their new song “Sad Mezcalita”. The track appears on OH NO, the group’s new duet LP, which also arrived today. Sharon Van Etten can be seen in “Sad Mezcalita”, who makes a cameo in Angela Seo’s music video by Xiu Xiu. Check it out below.

In a statement, Seo said the frugal noir style of the video pays homage to the loss, the crime, the desolation, the dreams and the tension that are present in the song. Jamie Stewart added:

Angela said to me, “You never write love songs.” This song tried that and failed. For me it was about how the fear that someone you love will be killed, kidnapped, or lost in the desert leads to an obsessive certainty about those very fates. Wanting and needing and actually feeling love for someone when you know all the time that it will end in the worst way possible. Sharon seemed to be the only person who could resolve this conflict without hesitation. The title comes from a line in the Otis Redding song “I’m Got Dreams to Remember”, a love song that did not fail in its intention, but is still sad.

OH NO also includes duets with Chelsea Wolfe, Alice Bag, Owen Pallett, Twin Shadow and others. Xiu Xiu’s previous LP was 2019’s Girl With Basket of Fruit.

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