Yoke Lore released the official video for “Goodpain” yesterday, the title track to the new EP. It’s a beautiful look at virtual happiness vs reality. Billboard premiered it and wrote:
In the video, the geriatric protagonist places himself in the middle of an unforgettable night with a missed romantic connection, and uses the powers of virtual reality to take the memory in a new, unwritten direction. Before the story becomes a tale of dour, unrequited love, the video embraces the song’s message of taking the bad to get to the good, with a quaint but energetic dance number.
“‘Goodpain’ is about needing to go through necessary periods of difficulty or struggle in order to get to the good part of anything,” Galvin tells Billboard. “By altering the memory, [the main character] alters the present, and he finds youth and movement; he dances in his refreshed purity.”
If the spontaneous dance seems like something that could only be conjured up in a post-VR stupor, it’s actually one of the most true-to-life moments in the video for Galvin, who is a co-founder of the modern dance company Boomerang in Brooklyn. Despite the older counterpart stealing the spotlight during the video’s climax, it stands as proof that “Goodpain” can give anyone the right moves.
Click here to watch the video and read the full Billboard piece.