Love is pain, or at least, it can be, but it isn’t the sort of struggle that kills you. One can walk away from even the most disastrous love and become a kinder human. It’s all in your perspective, and to truly overcome your pain, you must walk through it, just like the lead in Petit Biscuit‘s “Suffer” music video.
The standalone single features Swedish singer SKOTT against a driving synth melody. It’s grimy in all the right ways, with plenty of groove. The video depicts an abstract tale of love lost and the pain that comes with it.
“We asked Theo & Akim, the two directors, to write a story that was about fire, with a darker atmosphere,” Petit Biscuit said in a press release. “I love how they turned this into a weird love story, with all those flashbacks that the girl has, of what was once good then turned bad. It’s telling us about how our memories are important to build ourselves, even if it hurts a lot remembering them.”
“I was excited to write on the track when Petit Biscuit sent it over, it’s full of wild energy,” SKOTT added. “The lyrics are about the two sides of loneliness — on one hand it can be isolating, but on the other it can be liberating or empowering to be on your own. And I feel like the video kind of leaves it open to interpretation. While the burning girl is symbolism for pain and suffering, she also comes out of it alive and unharmed, with almost a sense of determination in her walk. Like she’s gone through some stuff and come out stronger.”
It’s a bit harder than the material found on his debut LP Presence, in support of which he’s currently on tour. He brings the guitar out across North America through mid November.
Watch the video for “Suffer” below, and check out SKOTT’s tour dates after the jump.
October 31 — Austin, TX @ Emo’s
November 2 — Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
November 4 — Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
November 5 — San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
November 8 — Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
November 9 — Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
November 10 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
November 11 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theater
November 13 — Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
November 14 — Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
November 15 — Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
November 17 — Mexico City, MX @ Corona Capital Festival