Today, critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter Sasha Sloan took to YouTube to drop a dark yet playful visual for her recent single “at least i look cool.” But wait, there’s more. The rising pop starlet has announced that she is hitting the road for her North American “let’s get sad” headline tour.
In the new music video, which was released in celebration of her tour announcement, Sloan appears in a series of tableaus. These tell the story of a super lame night at a super lame party that she attends for the simple reason of looking cool. Rather than faking it, the song and video see Sloan wearing her insecurities on her sleeve, sitting in a car with its hazards on while she openly admits, “I drive a car that doesn’t work/ I shop at Target for my shirts.” Later, she dismisses the fact that no one at the party knows her name, and opts to take photos by herself instead of trying to socialize.
In the tableaus, Sloan sits at a table surrounded by motionless party-goers whose eyes are all glued to their phones. As the storyline progresses, she finds herself passed out on the tennis court or sitting alone in a kiddie pool. The analog-style of the music video and the dark blue, red, and purple lighting fit Sloan’s moody pop sound perfectly. The result is a sarcastic storyline that makes you feel better about never knowing anyone at parties and taking mirror selfies alone in the bathroom.
Catch Sloan on her upcoming headline tour at the dates below:
November 8 – Minneapolis, MN - The Cedar Cultural Center
November 9 – Chicago, IL - Chop Shop
November 10 – Detroit, MI - Shelter
November 12 – Toronto, Ontario - Danforth Music Hall
November 15 – Montreal, QC - L'Astral
November 16 – Boston, MA - Royale
November 19 – New York, NY- Webster Hall
November 20 – Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Downstairs
November 22 – Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop
November 23 – Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
November 25 – Nashville, TN - The Basement East
December 5 – Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre