Last year, Majetic a.k.a. Justin Majetich birthed a new wave of dance music with his spectacular debut album Club Dread on Winspear. Similar to the likes of SOPHIE with aggressively forward bangers that ooze with emotional depth, this emerging New York-based artist is challenging listeners to embrace intimacy and vulnerability within the darkest corners of the club. Today, we’re premiering the Jill Iscaro-directed and Josh Echevarria shot video for Majetic’s latest single, “Lead Halo.” The track is Majetic’s way of depicting “a relationship doomed to an unhealthy dynamic of substance addiction and emotional dependency.” In an email to Highsnobiety, he explained how the visual further conveys this message.
“The concept for the video underwent a series of transformations as the production was met with new obstacles and opportunities,” he said. “Two fragments which guided the concept through each iteration were the pierrot-like image of a cowboy and the obscurity of liminal space.”
As we previously stated many months ago, cowboys were the ultimate style gods in 2018 and Majetic is keeping the spirit of this trend alive in this entrancing video. (Colby Trinh is seriously giving all the cinematic cowboys that came before him a run for their money.)
After you’re finished watching this delicate narrative unfold, scroll down for the full list of Majetic’s upcoming tour dates.
January 24– Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right (Winspear Review) *
February 14– Grand Rapids, MI @ Shake Shack
February 15– Lansing, MI @ Deprogramming
February 16 – Detroit, MI @ Trixie’s Bar
February 17– Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR
February 18– Bloomington, IN @ Blockhouse
February 19– Evansville, IN @ Sweet Mary’s
February 20– Indianapolis, IN @ State Street Pub
February 21– Chicago, IL @ The Hideout ^
March 2– Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere #
* w/ Barrie, Major Murphy
^ w/ Helltrap Nightmare
# w/ Ela Minus
For more of our premieres, check out Elder Island’s video for “You + I” right here.