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You Might Have to Watch Tame Impala’s ‘Lost in Yesterday’ Video a Few Times to Fully Appreciate Its Commentary on Memories

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On the surface, the new music video from Kevin Parker and Tame Impala for “Lost in Yesterday” depicts a wedding scene. Cake, dancing, smiles, you know the drill. Simple enough, right?

Wrong. The clip for “Lost in Yesterday,” which premiered on Thursday, contains layers that only reveal themselves upon repeat viewings. The song, the latest single from the upcoming Tame Impala album The Slow Rush, touches on how the human mind can play tricks on itself when it comes to memories.

“Eventually terrible memories turn into great ones,” sings Parker in the song’s first verse, and that concept is carried out to great effect in the video. Watch it all unfold below, but remember that you really need to pay pretty close attention in order to “get” it:

It’s a trip, isn’t it?

Per the news release, the song is said to be, “An examination of time’s distorting effect on memories, on “Lost In Yesterday,” Parker realizes that even the most disdainful times can take on a rosy tinge the further they recede in the rearview. Looking back can be a tough habit to break, but the track’s compulsive bassline, sprinkles of electronic stardust and chorus catharsis ensure the focus is firmly on the future.”

“Lost in Yesterday” is featured on the new Tame Impala album, The Slow Rush, which will be released on Feb. 14 — Valentine’s Day.

Here’s another song from the new album, “Borderline”:

Catch Tame Impala on the road this spring:

03/09/20 – San Diego, CA @ Pechanga Arena San Diego* SOLD OUT
03/10/20 – Inglewood, CA @ The Forum* SOLD OUT
03/11/20 – Inglewood, CA @ The Forum*
03/13/20 – San Francisco, CA @ Chase Center* SOLD OUT
03/19/20 – Mexico City, MEX @ Foro Sol $
03/21/20 – Monterrey, MEX @ Pal Norte $
05/23/20 – London, UK @ All Points East – Victoria Park
05/29/20 – Chicago, IL @ United Center#
05/30/20 – Milwaukee, WI @ Fiserv Forum#
05/31/20 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena#
06/02/20 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena#
06/03/20 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre#
06/06/20 – Washington, D.C. @ Capital One Arena#
06/08/20 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center#
06/09/20 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena#
06/11/20 – Miami, FL @ AmericanAirlines Arena#
06/12/20 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center#
06/14/20 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
07/17/20 – Minneapolis, MN @ Xcel Energy Center#
07/19/20 – St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center#
07/20/20 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center#
07/21/20 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center#
07/23/20 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center#
07/24/20 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center#
07/25/20 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center#
07/28/20 – Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena#
07/30/20 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center#
08/01/20 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena#
08/03/20 – Portland, OR @ MODA Center#
08/05/20 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena#
08/07/20 – George, WA @ The Gorge Amphitheatre#

* w/ Clairo
$ w/ MGMT
# w/ Perfume Genius

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