Exclusive Video Premiere: Eyelid Kid “On Your Mind”

Last week, the enigmatic Eyelid Kid sent us the link to his brand new video for “On Your Mind,” a track he has technically had out for close to a year but which manages to stay permanently fresh thanks to its timelessness and thematic focus on young lust. The video follows up on that last bit, making the song’s vague longing more explicit, following an eyelid kid around a pool party as he seeks comfort in the embrace of a girl who mysteriously weaves in and out of his vision. Garson Ormiston’s direction gives the video a truer feeling of young romance than you see in teen dramas or their crasser sex comedy kin, though, honing in on the excitement and fear of fleeting moments of electric touch. Ormiston has a knack for combining his short film past with the more impatient demands of music videos, effortlessly developing a casual narrative in the video that makes for a nice break from the often ramshackle moving image collections we usually see. As for seeing Eyelid Kid, we’ve been told you can catch the Kid live at Mohawk on August 29th for Raw Paw’s Alien Zine release show, where he may or may not be backed by three friends.