Watch: One Of The Year's Best Kiss-Off Songs

June 1, 2016 4:00 PM

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New York singer-songwriter Margaret Glaspy's "You And I" is one of the year's best earworms, with a simple but irresistible guitar riff that can wind its way deep in the brain and camp out for days. Now comes a new video for the song, with equally striking visuals that are both plain and potent. "I don't want to see you cry," Glaspy sings with a Mona Lisa smile, as she ambles through a monochromatic landscape. Each moment, from a picnic to a studio photo shoot and a nail salon, is shaded in its own single vivid color.

"I wrote down the idea for this video on the back of a set list," Glaspy tells NPR Music via email. "Six weeks later, I got off tour and stepped into an elaborate world created by [director] Christopher Good and his crew that was based on that scrap of paper. In making the video, I knew that we were...

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