Since arriving into our ears via the amazing cover of Lou Reed’s ‘Walk on the Wild Side’, Alice Phoebe Lou has not left. Her beautiful vocal has us crying out for more. So, great news then that she’s shared her brilliant new video and single for ‘Galaxies’.
The release follows her beautifully poignant ‘Skin Crawl released earlier this month, with her new album Paper Castles out on March 8th, 2019 like it could be the year that the South-African born singer makes her mark. The new song is a beautifully rich and textured number and marks her out as easily one of the year’s hottest prospects.
The track, as Alice herself explains, “Happened on a rainy moody day in Berlin, my friend Harry Charles & I wrote this song while lying on the carpet of my room. Space had become such a theme in my life & music, not in a scientific way but more in a metaphorical sense; drawing parallels between a planet in the expansive universe & the way that one’s tiny & seemingly insignificant existence interacts with the world. This song is about being nothing & everything. Abut being overwhelmed by the weight of existence while simultaneously being in awe & wonder of it all. ‘Galaxies’ came to life the first time we played in the Planetarium in Berlin; we’ve played 13 shows there now & every time I see the visuals come to life & the audience being swept away by the combination of the song with the projections of flying through the galaxies, the song makes so much sense”.
The video is directed by Chloë Lewer and Andrea Ariel, they say, “‘Galaxies’ is the tale of a fallen star, who has ended up living a regular life on earth. There’s no denying that out-of-this-world themes and galactic dreams are intrinsic within Alice and her music.
Take a look at the new video below.