by: leigha stuiso

Tomberlin announced a new EP, Projections, with the lead single “Wasted”. The track is out with a Busy Philipps-directed video (Yes, you read that right!), from an iPhone in quarantine, that was shot and edited by Marc Silverstein. The song is an uptempo journey about a relationship that withholds as much as it gives. The video captures the innocence in the lyrics, creating a hauntingly beautiful atmosphere. Tomberlin shines bright in a neon green dress following the journey of a day in the life of two young best friends. The scenery around the subjects of the video changes naturally, not overdoing the simple concept of it all. It’s as if she is reflecting back on these times with her best friend, remembering and trying to keep up with all the things they did together. 

On the subject of the video and song, Sarah Beth Tomberlin says:

‘Wasted’ was the most fun song to record. I brought the song with the guitar part and knew I wanted drums, but wasn’t sure what kind of beat I wanted. Alex played this drum beat for me and was all ‘kinda left field but maybe this would be cool.’ It took the song to a whole new level. Sad song or summer banger? You tell me. The video was made with the help of Busy Philipps (who directed) and Marc Silverstein (who shot it), who are more like family than friends at this point. I was quarantined with them and their girls in South Carolina and we came up with the idea and shot it in about 4 days on an iPhone.

The “Wasted” music video truly feels like the fleeting memories of a childhood summer. The ending of the video, when the day comes to an end, connects all the emotions with the two looking towards each other. It’s simple, beautiful and then gone in an instant. The song and EP were co-produced by Alex G (Alex Giannascoli) and bandmate Sam Acchione. Following her critically acclaimed 2018 debut, Tomberlin continues to prove she is a force to be reckoned with. Check out the video for “Wasted” now.