A brain bender that subverts all sorts of traditional music video set-ups, including an opening set-piece that reveals new details with every camera orbit, followed up by a decidedly odd bathroom scene and lots more.
Eilish casually struts down a desolate road with her usual assertive swagger, pulling a red Radio Flyer and two trash bags. Decked out in her trademark yellow, the young artist exudes a cool confidence, in perfect contrast to the steamy scenic desert backdrop.
Some couples meet at the rock show and soar easily into the atmosphere, carried by the elation of love. Others have to overcome greater forces, as is the case with the stars in this dreamy and gravity-defying Basic Vacation video.
The first version of this video had the younger Manchester quartet performing in black-and-white in a poster-and-picture-clad room. This version.... is different. How? It's in color. And it tells a narrative of two young lovers in a cinema-verite style, which doesn't appear to end well. The old cliche "sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll" is certainly apropos here.