Words By Jack Miller
Ahead of his BIGSOUND appearance next month (7-9th September), LANKS has released his new video for single ‘.be">Bitter Leaf’. Drawing similarities to the likes of James Blake and James Vincent McMorrow, ‘Bitter Leaf’ treats us with lush, layered and textural sounds that caress Cuming’s soft spoken broody vocals, forcing us to slip into a relaxed state of melancholy.
The Video is set in an urban industrial area, depicting a couple holding each other in a passionate embrace. However, this setting quickly changes as the couple, through some extremely emotive contemporary dance, portray the troubles of a domestics disagreement and the struggles of relationships and the lingering pain ending them can have. As the video progresses we see the introduction of an array of dancer’s whose over-elaborate move’s reaffirm the loss and the pain felt. The video ends with the female protagonist running off, turning back in one last effort of contemplation, only to turn away for the last time.
In unusual style, LANKS has incorporated folk storytelling within the overtly imaginative framework of electronic music, which has culminated in a true modern day love song that is sure to get you thinking about the one that got away.
Grab a free download of ‘Bitter Leaf’ here.