Watch: Portugal. The Man Share New Music Video “Anxiety:Clarity” Featuring Paul Williams
Hana Gustafson on October 5, 2023
Photo Credit: Katy Carmichael
Portugal. The Man followed up after their latest studio album, Chris Black Changed My Life, released on June 23 via Atlantic, and shared the official music video for the final song on the LP, “Anxiety:Clarity,” featuring Paul Williams. Watch now.
The new music video stars the group’s frontman, John Gourley, and was shot in the group’s home state of Alaska–on the unceded ancestral lands of the Knik Tribe–where the band has filmed many videos throughout the course of their career. The visual equalizer was directed by acclaimed cinematographer and frequent collaborator Michael Ragen, who has directed many of the band’s other visuals, including official videos for “Noise Pollution,” “Evil Friends,” “Sleep Forever,” and more, and served as DP on “Feel It Still,” among many other releases.
“The videos are daydreaming … we’re capturing the recklessness of us as kids where we can be creative in our own little worlds. We can be Alaskan creative, you can go big; as far as you can see there are no limits. I love it, because the people there are up for anything, and they know how to find the fun and humor. The humor in all of it…that is so stupidly Portugal. The Man. We make videos there because in Alaska, anything is possible– that’s it, but also it’s also about family and our community. I want to make art with the people I love,” offered Gourley via press release.
Ragan added, “Filming PTM videos in Alaska has become tradition at this point. We’ve been filming there for the past four albums and I guess I can’t get enough of the subzero temperatures, but ultimately it’s an unmissable opportunity to escape the traditional structure and roles of filmmaking and just go experiment in the harshest possible environment during the coldest time of year with the coolest people.”
Watch Portugal. The Man’s latest music video, below.