Porches: Be Apart

NYC band Porches (founded by Aaron Maine, who also writes music through his alter-ego Ronald Paris) take up residence in a English mansion in the music video for “Be Apart.” As the camera zooms in and out of a lonely-looking “family,” the ambiguous lyrics resonate for anyone who’s ever moved to a new city. “I wanna be apart,” sings Maine. “I wanna be a part of it all.” The way you hear the chorus (“apart” or “a part”) reveals what’s stronger: wanting to belong or wanting to escape. Porches’ LP Pool releases via Domino on 5 February 2015.