Ariel Pink has shared a video for new track, ‘Acting’, which features funk musician Dâm Funk.
The VHS-esque clip sees actor Damon Huss strutting around the Hollywood Walk of Fame, having his picture taken with tourists, and being interviewed.
The video is directed by Eric Ernest Johnson, who also worked with Ariel Pink on the video for ‘Jell-O’, a single from his 2014 LP, ‘Pom Pom‘.
‘Acting’ is taken from the singer’s latest album, ‘Dedicated to Bobby Jameson’ which was released in September last year, through the Mexican Summer label.
Watch teh video below.
Ariel Pink also recently featured in a collaborative track with Ssion – ‘At Least The Sky Is Blue’.
The clip features Ssion as Liza Minnelli and Pink as Elizabeth Taylor.
“I wanted to make a narrative music video that felt akin to the cult gay movies I grew up worshipping but with a modern twist and modern accessories….” Ssion AKA Cody Critcheloe said in a statement.
“Something romantic and tragic but still winking and smirking along the way.”
Last year, Ariel Pink – real name Ariel Marcus Rosenberg – responded to fans’ complaints that his behaviour onstage at a San Francisco gig was offensive and “creepy”.
The artist was performing the first of a four night residency at The Chapel in San Francisco when an anonymous attendee took to Reddit to complain about Pink’s actions. The account claims that Pink was physically ‘pinning down’ his girlfriend and bandmate Charlotte Ercoli.
He took to Twitter to address the accusations, saying: “Sometimes I alienate when I should aim to inspire. I’m tone deaf and not sensitive enough to the real plight of women these days. My behaviour onstage was gross and I can’t defend it”.