Montaigne – In The Dark
I’ve long swooned over the upcoming Sydney artist, and already described this track as perhaps her best yet. The visual accompaniment is now upon us, adding yet another intriguing and beautiful element to the piece.
This is a really weird clip, and absolutely my favourite for the week. Totally surreal, it’s packed with physical and symbolic power. The clip almost exclusively features Montaigne in a bare, dark space. Soon, we begin to see gold liquid oozing from her skin, eventually enveloping her completely, burying her in a shallow grave.
This track was amazing on its own, and this video only makes it that much better.
Vera Blue – Settle
Just last month saw the release of a wicked BV remix of Vera Blue’s debut track Hold, which was first released late last year. Now, the 20-year-old artist is back once more, with a really stunning new track and accompanying video, Settle. The track was produced by Gossling and Andy Mak, while the video was produced by Sydney’s Paper Moose. The soft black and white clip has a really similar aesthetic to that for Hold, and the relatively simple concept sees Vera traipsing through tunnels, streets and stairways across the city, engulfed in a contemplative, pensive atmosphere.
Settle is the second track released from her upcoming debut EP, due for release some time later this year.
Kučka – Honey
Having just enjoyed a meteoric jump in recognition thanks to her feature on the explosive new Vince Staples-featuring Flume track, it could not be a more perfect time for Kučka to release something new of her own. This week saw the video release of her track Honey. The video, directed by Julia Ngeow, takes a really, really intimate look at the human body. Skin, fingers, eyes and lips are almost removed from their context and meaning as a body part, instead looking like strange landscapes and other unidentifiable shapes.
The artist will be releasing a series of Honey remixes on April 8.