Young Magic – “Lucien” Video

Collin Robinson | March 28, 2016 - 11:54 am

Australian born, NY-based experimental pop duo Young Magic dropped the single “Lucien” from their forthcoming album, Still Life, a few weeks ago. Like much of the album, the track is inspired by vocalist Melati Malay rediscovering her roots in Java, Indonesia. Down to the gamelan — an ensemble music of Java and Bali in Indonesia made up mostly percussive instruments mixing metallophones played by mallets and hand-played drums called kendhang — the Indonesian influence on the track is conspicuous.

Today, the duo release a matching clip via The FADER that is just as prominently Indonesian. Malay is draped in traditional Indonesian clothing as lingering slow-motion shots of her enveloped by fog, running through a sparse forest, and masked dancers create an alluring mysticism. Combined with the already captivating song, it’s sure to put you in a mild trance for just under five minutes. Check it out.

Still Life is out 5/13 via Carpark. Grab it from the label or get “Lucien” instantly when you pre-order at iTunes.

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