The Shacks start a cult in new “Follow Me” video

It’s hypnotizing and sweet.

February 13, 2018
The Shacks start a cult in new “Follow Me” video Sesse Lind

In many ways, The Shacks's "Follow Me" is an invitation and a command. The Queens duo, helmed by Shannon Wise and Max Shrager, are releasing their debut album Haze soon, and their new single feels like a sweet request for the attention of your eyes and ears. Wise's feathery vocals alongside the bright guitar leave little room for disagreement. I caught myself humming along to the airy hook yesterday as I went for lunch, fully entranced by the hypnotic swing of Wise's voice as she beckoned, "I hope you'll follow me."

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Today, The FADER is premiering the video for "Follow Me," which captures the uncanny feeling of being reeled in by some magnetic force. Wise takes on the role of a charismatic cult leader of sorts, slowly making friends with strangers one-by-one. Director Catherine Orchard says that she was inspired by "watching the eclipse last summer with strangers in a park in Nashville. By the end we were in awe, talking to each other, and totally connected by witnessing something extraordinary together." See it below.

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