"Be Apart," the second single off Porches upcoming Domino Records debut Pool, is a throbbing, Arthur Russell-indebted ode to finding your grove in New York City—"It's about night life, about being taken away, loosing control, longing for acceptance, and letting go," Aaron Maine told The FADER. I’ll wait for it to come, I am so patient/ And when it really does, I’ll let it have me whole, he sings.
The new Daniel Brereton-directed video for "Be Apart" recasts New York as soft lit and homey mansion, the city's hodgepodge population of 8-plus million played by the band's members. They lounge around catlike solo, sit silently together, play a wordless ping-pong match, and drink a lot of milk—mostly apart, but also a part of something bigger (get it?). Or as Maine explained: "I imagine the music video portraying some sort of cult or family living in a mansion. The cult/mansion represent both what you might long to be a part of and also the sentiment of longing to be elsewhere, a part of what is outside."
Pool is out February 5 via Domino, and then Porches hit the road with Alex G in March. See when they'll be playing in a city near you here.