Augustine's 'Wishful Thinking' Video Tells a Beautiful and Tragic Love Story: Exclusive

Augustine, “Wishful Thinking”
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Augustine, “Wishful Thinking”

Augustine has unveiled the video for the title track off his latest EP Wishful Thinking, premiering exclusively on Billboard today (June 26).

Co-directed by Augustine, Rassmus Bjornson, and David Sahlberg, the clip follows a lovely (if slightly cynical) love story, told through a cinematic, Wes Anderson-esque lens. Shot on the stunning Mediterranean island of Mallorca, the artist tells Billboard, ”Shooting this video will be a memory for the rest of my life. It was a wonderful trip with wonderful friends and I hope that the viewer somehow can experience the same warmth we felt while making it.”

That warmth is certainly felt through scenes of summery, winding roads, pink sunsets over the water, and moonlit drives -- as well as through the love connection between the two stars. There’s also a bit of darkness, with quick cuts of each person lying alone, motionless.

The song itself is uplifting, with soaring synths overlaid by Augstine’s dazzling falsetto, but the lyrics take a dark turn of their own: “In the mountain of your curls trying to get some sleep/ But was there something in those words, are you mad at me?"

Augustine’s Wishful Thinking EP is out now. He’s set to play the Swedish festival Stay Out West and more music is expected to be released later this year.

Get a first look at the "Wishful Thinking" video below.


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