February 8, 2017

Premiere: Patio - "Luxury"

Enjoy a throwback to the nineties with Patio's new video for "Luxury." 

Brooklyn-based band Patio made their defiant debut last year with their EP Luxury. It detailed themes of depression on the day-to-day and the crushing self-awareness that comes with it. Luxury brings to mind a line from Rilo Kiley's iconic track "Science vs. Romance;" “As for those things, that act as markers in your life but in between you can't remember.” Patio's expertise is covering those mundane moments that might go unnoticed, but can still have a major influence on your life.

Today, we're excited to premiere the video for title track "Luxury," edited by Lorenzo De Boni. The video is real footage of vocalist and bassist Loren DiBlasi in a 1998 figure skating competition. Obviously, young DiBlasi wasn't originally skating along to the Patio track, but the two make a perfect match. As she skates, her own voice can be heard saying “Nothing has a rhyme or reason, can somebody distract me?” She moves along in a rehearsed routine, sometimes gliding effortlessly but sometimes fumbling. It echoes the sentiment of Luxury as a whole - sometimes it's like there's an invisible force pushing on you through the day, one that you're more aware of in states of anxiety and depression. A similar force can interfere with a routine, which might seem clean-cut but can remain difficult to finish. When guitarist LP sings “I'm bored and I'm stuck” while DiBlasi skates around, it comes off as parallel to feeling stuck while physically still moving. What's pushing you on this path - is it your family, societal expectations, shame, or could it be hunger? Do you actually want to be doing it? Patio might not know the answer, but they're right there with you while we're figuring it out. And p.s., all ice skating routines should be scored by post punk from now on.

Patio on "Luxury":

"We chose to have baby Loren skate to 'Luxury' because the song was written out of boredom and frustration, and is about feeling dissatisfied with the current path of your life... even if that path is an objectively smooth one. In the footage, I'm gliding across ice (in my undeniably glam turtleneck dress) but hitting little stumbles here and there - the metaphor was just too good and too real to pass up."


Listen to Patio on bandcamp.

Video by Lorenzo De Boni and photo by Nicole Fara Silver.

Hannah Shields is a former child prodigy and current unemployed college drop out. When she is not writing things and filming things about herself you can find her on stage talking about herself and calling it comedy.