WATCH — Sneaks’ “Slick Back Hair”

October 5th, 2017

“There are few people in their young twenties who can pull off cool like Eva Moolchan. The D.C.-based artist has only been performing under the moniker Sneaks for a few years, but Moolchan has already axed out her own musical niche with just a synth and a bass. On debut full length It’s a Myth, Sneaks takes queues from the likes of demanding post-punk forces like Delta 5 and Kate Fagan along with deadpanned minimalist Colleen Green. But Moolchan gets weirder than that – she deploys futuristic beats and childlike wordplay on her songs that elevate her to another dimension. When creating the video for “Hair Slick Back,” director Aabid Youssef wanted to draw out and define the qualities that make Sneaks so aloof yet alluring. Youssef spliced up Moolchan’s face and two hands into a black and white triptych that rotates as a boa-clad Moolchan bounces around. The simplicity of the video adds to the taut tension of the songs as Moolchan repeatedly drones, “Hair slicked back cause I can’t relax.” It’s a little anxiety-inducing, a little confusing, but ultimately really fucking cool.” Watch it below.

— via The Le Sigh