Last month saw Danish quintet Lowly release their sophomore album Hifalutin via Bella Union With an EU tour having just been wrapped up, the band have now shared a black and white film to accompany their beautiful track ’12:36′. Directed by Martin Masai Andersen and shot over four weekends in London, the video documents Stefani and David, a homeless couple struggling with addiction. Speaking of the video the band have shared the following statement…
“Martin has created a documentary about two people finding comfort in each other. He has shown a stark and very honest look into a “day-in-the-life” of a drug addict with all the issues surrounding it, including sleeping rough and also being in a relationship.
He does it in a poetic and empathic way, not to manipulate or be sentimental about it, but just to show a real story.
The meeting between our music and his visuals is pretty remarkable. To us the song embodies the collision between conflict and peace and identity, between the female and masculine, the fragile and soft against the hard. It’s a song about existing and being hyper sensitive about that very fact.
Through Martin’s lens we get a view of Stefani and David’s life, but also their emotions and thoughts as well.
We feel honored to be invited into all their worlds.”
Watch the video below…
These diverse songs find hidden connections to each other through the chemistry between the sounds and Boll’s productions. And, of course, through the literate, abstract lyrics, which include references to works by experimental poet Inger Christensen and Persian poet Jalal ad-Din Rumi. “Our lyrics consist of images and scenes that briefly glide into one’s field of view, and then disappear again,” co-lead singer Soffie Viemose explains. “We’d rather show something than say something quite literally.” An invitation sent from and to curious minds, Hifalutin is luminous modern pop at its most delicate and robust, assertive and open-ended