Russian adepts of monochrome melancholia, VEiiLA, share their new music video for the song Battle from the album The Nation Of One released in early 2020 via Wormhole World, UK. (read our review here)
Known for their complex and dark sound and lyrics that are constantly balancing on the edge between existential sadness and foreboding despair, VEiiLA are one of those acts who are expected to add their fair share of never-cheerful eternal questions to your sunshine-based summer diet. The new video hardly breaks the pattern that VEiiLA establish with each of their releases: the moody minor palette of booming synths and aged syncopated drums with distant yet vulnerable vocals is wrapped in slow motion footage of oppressing stone jungles of a regular working class ghetto. The feeling of solitude and isolation is predominant, yet the video is mostly focused on movement, thus once again outlining that a human being is bound to be alone in the world that chews and spits life without ever stopping for consideration.
The Nation Of One is available via Wormhole World here.
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