By Amanda Wicks

Sometimes words don’t convey the meaning you wish to share, sometimes that standard form of communication falls short of the mark. That’s exactly what Capital Cities discover in their new single “Vowels,” and the visual they released today (November 17th).

Related: Capital Cities Return with New Single ‘Vowels’

In “Vowels,” American Sign Language partners with dance to become the main means of communication. That kind of approach further emphasizes the song’s central line, “I’ve got something on my mind, but words, they won’t do it justice.”

Meant to look like one long shot, the video focuses on a young blond woman in an ice pink jacket as she makes her way through a nightclub and later a city intersection. She eventually meets up with other women wearing similar clothing and they all begin dancing together in between signing. Sebu Simonian and Ryan Merchant (Capital Cities) appear throughout the video, but often in the background.

As of now, “Vowels” doesn’t appear on any forthcoming album from Capital Cities. The duo last released an album in 2013 with A Tidal Wave of Mystery. The song, however, can be found in the FIFA 2017 game as well as the official soundtrack.


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