Florence + the Machine’s new retro-inspired video for “Breaking Down” is a loving ode to Los Angeles and summer nostalgia. The catchy song is about paranoia and loneliness but the upbeat melody and catchy beat ultimately make it hopeful.
The video features singer Florence Welch candidly posing at the pool, playing tennis and driving in the backseat between shots of blowing palm trees and neon cocktail signs. It fits with this generation’s incessant need to live in a different era, when romantic Instagram shots were actually Polaroids and you wore cat eye glasses because they were new, not because they were old.
Watch it here: