Dresden post-punk-outfit I’m Your Stalker have unleashed their minimalist fourth single, “Only Lust In My Head”. With its hypnotic beats, sleepy vocals, and driving synth rhythms, the song drags you down “into the rabbit-hole of your own abyss,” says the band.
Yes, they say, the song is about sex and control, but also about power dynamics at all levels, and the inability to escape your own skin, says frontman Robert E. Smith. The band channels the stylings of DAF, Der Plan, and Frustration with this eerie, catchy track.
“We are living the socially imposed role-models and we try, to pull out of them, but cannot get away from what we got shaped to be,” they explain.
The video, directed by Anett Bauer and filmed at Societaetstheater Dresden, examines the way we portray ourselves in a digital world. Taking inspiration from the writing of Zygmunt Bauman (Fluid Modernity and Moral Blindness), the theme revolves around a bastardized Descartes quote: “I am seen, therefore I am!” The faces are hidden until the end of the video, except the “old white man,” who is sitting at his own tea-party table, nearly uninvolved.
Is he a victim or perpetrator? Who made the rules? Who is withdrawing from whose control?
“Only Lust In My Head” is the fourth single from the band’s latest EP, Hollow, released in September 2021 via Blood Service.
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