"The beat for 'Crying In Public' started as a joke made by our friends in an amazing New York band called Ice Choir," Chairlift's Caroline Polachek explained to Brooklyn Magazine earlier this year. "Those guys are '80s pop aficionados, and they coined the term breezin'—like with an apostrophe at the end—for a certain genre of music that had this sort of shuffle, triplet flow, for example Michael Jackson's 'The Way You Make Me Feel'... we thought it would be really funny to make a breezin' song."
The result of the duo's efforts ended up as the zippy centerpiece on Chairlift's Moth album. The clip for the track follows through on the promise in the song's title: Polachek can be found shedding tears at a number of locations around New York City. Watch the Allie Avital-directed visual above.