Chairlift continues to tease out new tracks from their forthcoming new album Moth, set for release on January 22nd via Columbia. Today Caroline Polachek and Patrick Wimberly shares a video for their second single “Romeo” shot on the streets of Chinatown in New York.

The song is of course based on the Greek Myth of Atalanta, and told from the perspective of Atalanta on her final race. In the video Polachek runs through the streets of NYC, hinting at the gestures of the myth, finally submitting to love in the end.


According to the press release, Polachek had the following to say:

“Ever since I was a kid, I’ve loved the chaos of Chinatown, especially all the layers and niches of it, so I wanted to set the chase there. We wanted to stay loyal to the lyrics of the song, which are about arrogantly resisting love until being tricked into it. We’re really playing characters here instead of ourselves, but the emotion is one that I very much relate to.”

Wimberly also commented:

“My character in the ‘Romeo’ video is kind of the puppeteer, always there, making sure everything falls into place as it should, keeping fate on course.”


Watch the video above now.