Alaskan alt-rock band Portugal. The Man are back with a new music video for latest Woodstock single “Live in the Moment,” after achieving crossover success with breakout hit “Feel It Still.”
The prolific band has been around since 2004, but they’ve only reached mainstream success this year after “Feel It Still” dominated the Alternative Songs chart at No. 1 for 17 weeks and even crashed the top 5 of the Billboard Hot 100.
“Live in the Moment” opens on a hazy synthscape but gets into gear with Jason Sechrist’s head-bobbing percussion, propelling the song into its catchy pop structure. This sound is a continuation of the band’s radio-friendly trajectory, even as the sound of tires squeaking sneaks into the sonic landscape of the music video.
Cars turn into skateboards ridden by giant puppets in the bizarre music video. The suburban sprawl of the setting turns surreal as an empty parking becomes the site of vehicular kick flips. There’s also some fun camera work of the band members being thrown around inside the car while it’s upside down.
Watch the music video for “Live in the Moment” below.