Dua Saleh released their debut EP, Nūr, earlier this year. One of its highlights, “Warm Pants,” has just gotten a chilly new visual.
The Psymun- and SinGrinch-produced song lets the Minnesota artist showcase their vulnerable side over a lonely bassline. And in the Braden Lee-directed clip, Saleh wanders through a snowy landscape, the infrared effects depicting them as a lone source of thermal energy in this icy location.
“‘Warm Pants’ is a story about searching for warmth after being cast into the frigid terrain of heartbreak,” Saleh said in a statement. They proceed to break the video’s metaphor down: “In the video, I shift between running across a frozen lake and moving through a sundial, fashioned from tall pillars of ice. The frozen lake signifies the expansive reach of this love story. The pillars represent a state of limbo. I feel trapped in time repeating the same cycles and collapsing into a state of agony.”
Check out Saleh’s new video for “Warm Pants” below: