The Jay Buim-directed video shows the final rays of summer as seen through the closing of Baltimore's Druid Hill Park swimming pool: kids front-flip, jack-knife, and cannon-ball into cartoonish blue waters, while resident old heads catch rays on the pool-deck; there are locals cleaning up jogging paths, an ice-cream truck serving up the last towering sworls of soft-serve fort he season. Buim—who has previously worked with Future Islands and bougie balloon-animal artist Jeff Koons, among others—plays these sentimental images off one another, celebrating the community and summoning a wave of early-onset nostalgia.
As the sun sets, Heumann's lyrics seem haunted and pointed hovering over these splashy images. "This song began its life late at night in the depths of a wooded lake, stillness within and enormity surrounding," Heumann told The FADER. "It later awoke into a bright new space. Here amidst the pale cerulean, we see the soul of a city rise and bloom beneath a slowly descending sun."