It only seems right that the most ambient track on Toro Y Moi’s Anything in Return gets the trippiest video. As a former graphic design student, Chaz Bundick’s striking aesthetic choices (along with those of Lauren Gregory) for “Rose Quartz” come with little surprise, but are no less compelling. He paid good money for that education, he might as well apply it somewhere. Luckily, he applied it here.

“Rose Quartz”

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Brightly colored paint is thickly layered onto the screen in moving strokes as Bundick sings while his band plays around him. The subtle movements and constantly shifting brushwork transform the video into a painting come alive, which is much less sassy than any Harry Potter movie will have you believe.

At times, the colors melt and blend together into almost indiscernible images and distorted faces, but from the start of the video, which opens with a quivering gold shimmer, the inventive visuals are immediately mesmerizing. As the video nears its end, the frames are overwhelmed by dripping globes of paint, creating what seems like Sherwin-Williams’s most alluring accident. It’s a music video like none before it, and somehow it manages to make a great song even better.

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