There’s a push and pull at the center of “Temporary Touch,” the first single from Selebrities forthcoming Lovely Things LP that gets to the heart of the matter of the matters of the heart. The sharp-edges of the rapidly-strummed guitar line and snare-heavy rhythm, come in stark contrast with the romantic nature of the sung verses. It’s the two sides of a love affair, the harsh and the inviting, in a nutshell. “You made me feel adored again,” Maria Usbeck sings in the track, which the Brooklyn band told us is about “A love affair that took place in a foreign and exotic land. Passion that remains but now feels as if it never happened.”
The dream-like imagery, a mix of playful and sensuous, and, okay, kind of incongruously funny, reinforces that unmoored sense of confusion.
“What we wanted to achieve with this video is the expression of pleasure,” they went on in an email. “What it feels like to be touched and touch someone. Sensuality and symbolism representing the place and the time where this affair took place.”
“The video is an observation on the beauty and nostalgia found in the impermanence of a love affair,” the video’s director Holland Brown added.