Camera Obscura are always the first to remind us that everyone gets lonely. The Scottish sextet have been making low-key, emotion-filled pop since 1996. To prove that they can still make us feel things, the band released a video for Desire Lines cut Break It To You Gently featuring sad anthropomorphic luggage.
The clip follows a lonely tartan-patterned suitcase as it rolls around trying to form love connections with lamp posts, stuffed dogs, picnic baskets and overturned ice cream cones. When angry human limbs throw the suitcase into walls and kick it into puddles, it’s hard not to be angry at the world’s injustice. Is there a happy ending in store for our hero? I’ll let you find out for yourself.