Skateboarding is so damn pleasant. Like riding other wheeled vehicles—bikes, cars, scooters, unicycles—skateboarding allows you to drift into an inward reverie. Yes, riding a board of wood sort of achieves the same effect as listening to a really great Cass McCombs’ song.
If you think the comparison is a bit of a stretch just watch the new video for Cass McCombs’ new track “Morning Star.” The washed-out footage of blissfully swerving skateboarders in Keds sneakers layered with McCombs’ soft, unhurried melodies and complacent lyrics conjure such a blissful scene to anyone having a midday lag. Especially if you go back and watch the video for a second time after you’ve had all your “Is he going to land that?” cringing confirmed. Watch it (twice) below.