To celebrate the release of Say Lou Lou‘s debut album, ‘Lucid Dreaming’, the sisters have revealed a short film encapsulating the essence of the album in its entirety.
The film, set to the band’s single ‘Nothing But A Heartbeat’, was devised by the band and directed by Joanna Nordahl (Lune, Ji Nilsson). Alongside the album body of work, inspiration has been sought from Lars Von Trier’s ‘Melancholia’, Hans Zimmer and ‘On Being Ill’ by Virginia Woolf while drawing parallels to religious ideology and exploration of mental sanity. The band appear in a dream-like state, surrealistic and boundless with abstract thoughts running free.
The band explain the idea; ”Dreams are a way for human minds to digest their memories, and this film is sort of a digestion of our experiences of these past years as Say Lou Lou.”
Watch the stunning short film below:
Lucid Dreaming is available now via À Deux/Cosmos Music and can be purchased on iTunes here.
Sounds like: Ji Nilsson, Kyla la Grange, Tove Lo, Foxes, Paris Carney, Florence + the Machine, Banks
A classically trained musician, Toronto-based singer Lowell suffers from a rare neurological condition known as synaesthesia which causes her to process sound as colours thus having a huge influence on her music and visions.
Despite the fun and chaotic video for ‘I Love You Money’, Lowell writes to empower herself as much as her listeners. Lyrics openly tackle sexual abuse, rape, abortion, and women’s rights. She stridently addresses the lack of LGBT rights in our society as well the ignorance about (and simultaneous obsession with) homosexuality.
Lowell releases her debut album ‘We Loved Her Dearly’ in the UK on 9 March through Arts & Crafts.
Sounds like: M.I.A, Dena, Ji Nilsson, Santigold, Mark Ronson, Icona Pop
We are still none the wiser about Swedish outfit Billy Who, after receiving an email from them simply enclosing a link to their new track ‘My Heart Will Mend’. We have an inkling that they enjoy playing with their anonymity, but despite this we are still anticipating big things from the duo in 2015.
‘My Heart Will Mend’ is a slow and steady electronic track with mesmerising tribaltropica tones.
Sounds like: Ji Nilsson, Susanne Sundfør, Lykke Li, Mons Montis, Ballet School, Oh My O