The new video for YACHT's "Psychic City (Voodoo City)" is an old-fashioned love story between Good and Evil. It's a romance between white and black, a courtship of light and dark, with the archetypes being played by Jona Becholt and Claire L. Evans of YACHT, respectively.
Two years ago, while traveling through the West Texas desert on tour, YACHT experienced firsthand a paranormal phenomenon called the Marfa "Mystery Lights." This experience was a catalyst, and they soon moved to Marfa, Texas, to work and develop their already-acute interest in religion, ritual, and mystery.
As a result of this research, the "Psychic City" video depicts the band performing religious rituals from all eras of human spirituality. Some will be familiar to viewers -- the eucharist, for example -- while others may remain obscure.
The ceremonies seen in the video are done in honor of the Mystery Lights themselves and their continuing influence on YACHT's creative output. Now that this video has been released to the world, we can all be witnesses to whether or not such rituals do, in fact, work.