Patrick Phillips was always indie, having moved from Portland to LA. Today he values the picturesque outlook at his Echo Park residence and he makes sunny psych rock where he feels most at home. Now working under the moniker Water Slice, a self-titled EP of songs he’s written over the past two years is forthcoming; “This Way” is the first single to get a video treatment, directed by Nick Morr. Watch it exclusively below and catch Water Slice live at the Moroccan Lounge tonight; grab tickets.
Think of the new Water Slice clip as a video within a video and you could call it Shakespearean. Several diverse clones of Phillips are perched around LA, one dancing with a pole and another in a shopping cart. Many frames across these timelines feature the same ‘90s water aesthetic, proving that they are all Water Slice, whether they can play any instruments or not. The song’s melodies are crisp from the original’s guitar and with faint synth accents, “This Way” makes for the perfect end-of-summer song.