It’s a dose of pixel therapy in Satellite Citi’s new video for “Undead,” which finds a LGBTQ teen struggling after they’ve been kicked out of their house. Having endured harassment by thugs, the teen wanders aimlessly as the first guitar chords rip through the space and he comes upon a thrumming arcade game console.
After being literally pulled to the game, the teen is transformed into a leather-clad warrior and is transported into the pixelated game world. After fending off obvious malevolent forces, like the thugs from earlier, the hero descends into a prison with monstrous inmates on the loose. Though they’ve allowed their negative thoughts to run wild, once the hero frees Satellite Citi the trio makes quick work of the confidence-draining beasts.
But those were fleeting, nagging thoughts for our hero. Allied with people they trust, the youth flies to space, where their father, depicted as a tentacle-faced horror, literally destroys the figurative world before he’s dispatched and the teen lands safely back in reality. Satellite Citi’s EP, Negative Space, is due out in January.