LIES (Mike and Nate Kinsella) share their new single “Camera Chimera”, out now via Polyvinyl Record Co. along with an accompanying music video. The latest song from the duo is their most propulsive and driving release yet. A cooing vocal and synth combo starts things off on a deceptively subdued note before distorted percussion jars the listener to attention. A slight of hand that plays into the meaning behind the song's lyrics as explained by Mike Kinsella. “'Camera Chimera' is about the scary - and often crippling - side effects of interacting / existing on social media. It’s about not only feeling manipulated by others, but also being confronted with the reality and consequences of your own lies and manipulation, and how that can mentally and emotionally cause one to spiral.”
"Our inspiration for the video,” says director Rachel Cabbit of POND Creative, “started with the meaning behind the creature of the single title, a chimera, or a mythical hybrid creature. Through the lens of the viewer, we wanted Nate and Mike to become more and more distorted as the video went on, a hybrid form of themselves. We leaned into our abstract analog technique of printing and scanning thousands of frames to further the distortion to create a mysterious lo-fi visual that lives alongside LIES' new releases."
“Camera Chimera” follows earlier LIES singles “Blemishes”, “Echoes”, “Summer Somewhere” and “Corbeau”.