Dirty Projectors are back. The band hinted at new material on Twitter yesterday, and they’ve made good on that promise today with the debut of “Keep Your Name” and its accompanying music video. Co-directed by frontman David Longstreth and Kanye West’s creative director Elon Rutberg, the video marks the first new material from Dirty Projectors since 2012, when they followed up their full-length Swing Lo Magellan with the About to Die EP.
Longstreth’s voice is pushed to the fore in the beautifully strange and tragic single, which lashes out at an unnamed ex with lines like, “What I want from art is truth/ What you want is fame.” The singer also stars in the video, alternating between playing piano, bashing guitars, and doodling poop emojis. (For the record, we can think of no better way to get over a bad breakup). Fans of the band will also catch a sample of Swing Lo Magellan‘s “Impregnable Question”.