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Watch: John Grant Is in a Gay Sauna for New 'Disappointing' Vid

John Grant

Look out for a cameo from Hercules and Love Affair's Andy Butler.

In the video for "Disappointing," Grant wanders through a hot and sweaty gay sauna serenading his love in this clip directed by David Wilson (Metronomy, Arcade Fire, Tame Impala). Is it the weirdest video from him? Maybe not? But it's certainly strange and sexy -- perfect for this track. As Wilson explains to Vice:

"The idea for the promo came very clearly to me. I pitched the idea of John being surrounded by men and objects that would be temptations or distractions from a monogamous relationship.

"This concept then developed into the camera becoming distracted by these temptations, and for John to be steadfast: addressing the viewer, often appearing, as if by magic at the beginning and end of long, flowing camera moves. It's been fun to treat the camera as an entity in itself: not quite a person, more a point-of-view that continually veers away from John and go down a rabbit hole of a gay sauna."

John Grant's third album, Grey Tickles, Black Pressure, is out Oct. 2.

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