For some reason Smith Westerns’ single “Varsity” passed me by last March on its release. Fortunately the Chicago indie rockers have followed it up with a brand new video and I’m now in love with the track. Filled with youthful swagger and a jangly pop sensibility, the song is a joyful celebration of young love and the perfect soundtrack to your summer.
The video follows through on the song’s celebration of love with a fairly unashamed portrait of young lovers which is filled with handstands, shared cigarettes and plenty of making-out. Directed by Alan Del Rio Ortiz, it features model Marcel Castenmiller and his real-life girlfriend Sara Powell.
The track is taken from the band’s upcoming third LP Soft Will which is released on June 11 through Mom + Pop Records. For those too prudish or cynical for lovers locking lips you can stream the single on Soundcloud here. Prepare for it to soundtrack your summer!