faux Margaux – “I Don’t Need You” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

LA-based harpist/singer-songwriter faux Margaux is gearing up to drop her debut EP, Blue. She’s expanding on her decade of classical training, infusing it with her penchant for pop for a meld all her own. The single “I Don’t Need You” is exemplary of her aesthetic. Sparse harp flourishes are surrounded by slow-churning, minimal digital percussion and spun together with her feathery vocals for an alluring excursion. The hook has a haunting midtempo energy with big, intricate drums coming in as Margaux asserts her strength in moving on from a love she sorely misses. The matching clip, directed by Margaux herself and Robert Ingraham, has quick cuts of the singer-songwriter and a lover on the beach, but she is alone for the majority of the video searching for solace in solitude. Gloomy, gorgeous shots of her on a burning swing set and wandering on the beach contrast with bright bursts of light as her silhouetted fingers pick her harp. It’s a moving clip for a song about moving on. Watch.

The Blue EP is out in June.