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Premiere: The War on Drugs’ Gorgeous New Music Video for ‘Under the Pressure’

Like much of the War on Drugs' music off their wonderful album Lost in the Dream, which came out earlier this year, "Under the Pressure" suggests a certain small-town expanse. To put it another way, it's music for the open road, when after hours of driving, towns and trees and sunshine and stars and brake lights blur together. The stunning, Houmam-directed video, below, captures exactly that. Also, you get to see the band playing their instruments, so you don't forget you're watching a music video, even as you are fully engulfed in the colors.