Elliott Vincent Jones’s “The Faces On The Floor” Is About The New Life Of The Party

Human League-styled pop straight from Toronto.

“The Faces On The Floor” opens with sparkly neon retro pop and the camera on a baggie of white powder, but the new video from Elliott Vincent Jones isn't much of a rager. The clip co-stars Talvi Faustmann of Prince Innocence, who provides vocals on the song's chilly chorus. She idles around the city streets with a friend (the rising DJ, Young Teesh), then the nearly impressionistic VHS distortion of the camera lens follows them off to a photo shoot-slash-dance session.

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The song, like the video, finds its bubbly spirit from self-knowledge rather than substances. Over email, Jones told us about how the song is a document of newfound sobriety and optimism for the future.

This song captures a very specific time and place in my life. I was about a year into being sober when writing this track last summer and I was really starting to see life in a much more playful way. It's a simple song about shedding skin and trying to show a loved one that you've changed for the better. It stands out from the other tracks on my EP and I wasn't used to writing anything like this. Consider this my first attempt at a straight up minimal pop tune. Plur.

Elliot Vincent Jones's Arto Arto EP is out June 10 on Bad Actors Inc.

Elliott Vincent Jones’s “The Faces On The Floor” Is About The New Life Of The Party