Singer-songwriter Gabrielle Wortman first caught our ear as part of the electro-pop group TEMP3ST. Her new project, Smoke Season — a collaboration with The Honor Society's Jason Rosen — takes that group's atmospheric sound in rootsier direction, with acoustic and electric guitars adding a bit of organic grit and desert twang to Wortman's soulful, seductive tunes.
For the video to their new single, “Opaque,” Wortman and Rosen teamed with Scott Fleishman of APlusFilmz to create a series of arresting images that capture the track's languid, mysterious vibe.
We see the duo bathing in milk, a lone dancer cloaked in colored smoke, a chamber of mirrors, and Wortman staring down the camera through a carnival mask while Rosen and the dancer lip-sync the song's cryptic refrain (“You ain't gettin' me”) into her ears. It's a bizarre love triangle that fans of Banks and Sylvan Esso won't be able to stop watching.