decker.’s rock draws from blues, garage-rock revival, and psychedelic—all genres stemming from a dusty, down-home electricity. “The Holy Ghost” stomps in double time, driving 12-bar blues marrying frenetic guitar in an explosion of weariness. decker.’s harried twang holds down center stage, wildly gesticulating in a way that mirrors the live-wire guitar solo midway through. It’s stressful in the most enticing way, driving full speed towards a wall and living off the thrill of being so close to the edge.
“The video is this frenetic glimpse of people in desperate moments,” says decker. “They’re all being witnessed by this ethereal ghostly, goddess figure who can’t stand what she’s seeing. I’ve had people tell me the video seems dark but I say: look at the news. Life is dark. Life is beautiful, for certain, but it’s also dark and we all face dark moments. But past that I think many of us feel this frenzied powerlessness as we watch the gratuitous madness around us.”
Snake River Blues releases September 23.