LUH, the project led by former WU LYF frontman Ellery Roberts, released their debut album, Spiritual Songs For Lovers To Sing, earlier this year. Today, they’ve come with a video for the highlight “Lament.” The clip, directed by Patrick Blades, features Roberts and co-leader Ebony Hoorn wandering through quaint and picturesque scenery as they give powerful performances. In light of the election results, Blades wanted to clarify that though the song is dark, he wanted to accentuate an ultimately hopeful message with the video. Here’s what he had to say:
Although Ellery’s “Lament” seems to foretell of an impending doom, the band’s message is more about finding some solace amongst the turmoil and he wanted to reflect this in the visuals which were partly Inspired by Edward Burtynsky’s industrial wasteland photos that are simultaneously bleak and beautiful. The band are great to work with, Ellery is a naturally charismatic performer and Ebony gives a sense of balance to his performance.
Check it out.
Spiritual Songs For Lovers To Sing is out now.