By Shannon Carlin
In celebration of the release of their fourth record, Here and Nowhere Else, (out now), Cloud Nothings are throwing a slumber party. Kind of.
The band’s new clip for “I’m Not Part of Me” features four teenage girls, clearly on a sugar high, lip-syncing along to the track. It’s basically exactly what a Lisa Frank folder would look like if it came to life.
This awesome pajama party features the typical activities–pillow fights, mani/pedis, selfies–all soundtracked by Cloud Nothings. Clearly, these girls are very indie rock. But look close, and you’ll spot a Harry Styles poster in the background. Don’t worry girls, even Cloud Nothings frontman Dylan Baldi is a Taylor Swift fan.
Like the Gremlins, these girls should not be fed after midnight. Weird, like really weird, things happen.
In a recent interview with Radio.com, Baldi talked about why he released “I’m Not Part of Me” as the lead single, saying that lyrically, it encapsulates the meaning of the whole record, which is trying to figure out yourself and what you’re doing in your life.
“That became very important to me once I released Attack On Memory and started traveling and touring. It’s like, ‘Oh, I don’t really know much about myself really. I’m not sure what I like or who I really am.’ So I really needed to figure that stuff out,” Baldi explained. “And “I’m Not Part of Me” is about that process. How important that was for me at the time, for me to get out there.”
Of course, there was one other reason why he decided to release that song first. “It’s catchy,” he said. “It gets stuck in my head.”