DJDS's new clip for "You Don't Have To Be Alone" is almost too optimistic. First there's the track: Jerome LOL and Samo Sound Boy concoct a vibrant, dancefloor-friendly cut, full of vocal house's warmth—the lyrics mostly consist of repetition of the title phrase—a pleasantly scratchy rhythm, and a thumping disco piano. Then there's the visual, in which a cute dog runs off in search of a friend. Everything works out in the end, suggesting that loneliness is nothing in the face of perseverance and a good beat.
August 17, 2015