Last year, the Norwegian singer-songwriter Sondre Lerche released a somber divorce album called Please. His new video for “Lucky Guy,” a sort of bittersweet meditation on how things went right before they went wrong, follows his clip for “Bad Law,” from last year. This one captures Lerche and two backing musicians, in stately black-and-white, playing the song, keeping their eyes downcast almost the entire time. There’s so little to focus on visually that you can’t help but pay attention to what Lerche is saying, and what he’s saying is heartbreaking. Marius Hauge directed the stark, sad video, and you can watch it below.
Please is out now on Mona Records.