Son Lux Collaborate with Mahdi Mouika, Reimagines Plan We Made With Dance
This American experimental band, founded by member Ryan Lott, has recently released a music video of a single released with the album Tomorrow I (2020).
The single, titled Plans We Made, was first released in July 2020. Its grim lyrics express the truth in relationships’ heartbreaks and failed friendships. Of course, it isn’t the most comfortable lyrics to sing about, but it has definitely been redefining its characteristic of poetry when its music video was released earlier this month.
The collaboration to produce the music video lies in the partnership in the form of a piece of music suited for a certain style of dance with The Minimalist, founded by Mahdi Mouika. In the music world, we may just have to call it the brave new world of dance expressionism. A form that not only pans toward a well-rehearsed dance choreography. But also considers expressing aspects involving awareness towards the environment. In all seriousness, it is darkly futuristic in its expression of electronica dance and art form.
“Haunting and revolutionary, we couldn’t think of anything else more suited to the lyrics and music all put together.”
Choreographer Mahdi Mouika directed the dance moves choreographed together with Michael Garcia. And performed by Alice Orfeo, Christian Calangi, Jerus Francisco, Russel Limbo, Ermes Califano, Falminia La Gona, Andrea Bou Othmane, and Nathalia Gonzalez.
The entire film was shot on a Red’s KOMODO, a compact digital cinema camera. A brand that has recently released a 6K S35 global shutter sensor on its latest KOMODO.
Watch the music video here.
Son Lux has been writing and performing their own music perhaps even earlier than the release of their first album in 2008. Their first three albums: At War with Walls & Mazes, We Are Rising and Lanterns continue to shape the band’s unique sound with influences from the post-rock and electronica world. In 2014, the band released the extended play of Alternate Worlds, which contained re-imagined songs from Lanterns, including a version of Easy with vocals from New Zealand singer-songwriter, Lorde.
Music Press Asia discovered Son Lux in 2014 when Lott composed the score and soundtrack for the film ‘The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby’. And when they appeared again on stage at the Montreux Jazz Festival as a guest of Woodkid in July 2016, we perked our ears.
Recently, Son Lux was commissioned to score a sci-fi film directed by Daniel Kwan (@dunkwun) and Daniel Scheinert. Titled ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’, the film is produced by the Russo Brothers’ company and stars Malaysian star Michelle Yeoh and also Golden Globe Award winner Jamie Lee Curtis, who is famed for her role in Freaky Friday (2003) and True Lies (1994). The film is planned to open the 29th SXSW Film Festival on March 11, South by Southwest Conference and Festivals 2022.
Son Lux’s latest album – titled Tomorrow III – was the third and final album in the Tomorrow trilogy of albums, released in April last year. They described these three albums as an “exploration of breaking points and sustained frictional places is ultimately in service of something rewarding and necessary…”
“Arriving at a time of considerable uncertainty in the world, Tomorrows is ambitious in scope and intent. Born of an active, intentional approach to shaping sound, the music reminds us of the necessity of questioning assumptions, and of sitting with the tension.”
Over 28 tour dates in the U.S. and Canada have been released on its official website. Opening at Union Stage in Washington DC (7 April) with acts including Arooj Aftab, Haley Heynderickx, Ric Wilson, Soccer Mummy and Beach Bunny. And ending at Metro Chicago (3 June).
For more information about Son Lux and tour dates, click here.