KARIO has announced their debut album Audition, due September 23, 2022 via LePel Records. To celebrate the announcement, the collective has shared the album’s lead single “Captive (Your Hooks)“. Accompanied by a bizarrely comforting video directed by Ben Ditto (The 1975, Louis Vuitton, Alexander Wang), the song can be heard now below.
“This film is about social media Stockholm syndrome,” director Ben Ditto says. “It features an enigmatic cult leader existing alone in a world of her creation. She is the master of her fantasy, existing in a vapourware dream of confused ideologies, interacting with iterations of her own persona while the world burns on secondary screens around her which display dystopias as a backdrop to her blissful utopia. She is all of us, creators of cults of personality, supreme dictators of nations and worlds that only reflect our personal desires, beliefs and curated aesthetics.”
The world will certainly recognize many of the players on Audition – musicians that perform with the likes of Beck, Atoms For Peace, Bon Iver, Phoebe Bridgers, Father John Misty, The War On Drugs, Harry Styles and more are featured within.