The Living Strange Drops New Music Video for “Close”
- Brooklyn-based alt-rock band The Living Strange, consisting of Eli Sokolow (vocals/guitar), Benya Shafrir (drums), and Nico Sleator (Synth), drops a new animated music video for “Close”.
The song was released from their upcoming full-length debut album “Tell Me Who You Are” earlier this month. It was written by Eli Sokolow, Benya Shafrir and Nico Sleator. Produced by Sejo Navajas and Andreas Kvinge Sandnes. The video was animated by Kenzo Repola.
The animated music video gives context to that commentary as it follows the band's self created, kind of lonely, avatar, Monk, as he traverses the subway and streets of The Living Strange's beloved home of New York City. Struggling with loneliness, Monk's voyage mirrors the song's lyrics eventually resulting in him finding solace in self love.
Eli Sokolow says, “'Monk', is the manifestation of our band's vibe. I've always been inspired by non-text logos that convey a band more powerfully than words ever can, like Radiohead's Bear Head or the Stones' tongue. In the 'Close' video, we follow Monk on a journey throughout New York City and also his state of mind. As the song muses on closeness, Monk reconciles love within himself and those around.”
The band recorded the album last May in Los Angeles at the famed 4th Street Recording Studio where they created 11-track with producer Sejo Navajas.
The debut album is expected be released later this year.
- source : YouTube