ALASKALASKA have dropped a new video for their latest single “Tough Love.” The single is off their debut album The Dots, available May 3rd on Marathon Artists. The video was directed by animator Callum Scott-Dyson’s hallucinogenic visuals which draw on organic and biological imagery, paying homage to the single’s strength and protest message.
ALASKALASKA’s vocalist, guitarist and principal songwriter Lucinda Duarte-Holman said, “‘Tough Love’ is a protest and a paradox. It is an invite to each individual listener to interpret however they like.” Animator Scott Dyson orginally wanted to mirror nature, reproduction and the human body in his visuals, but once the track’s lyrics embedded, he changed tack, “I didn’t think having abstract patterns and things would suffice. So something of a loose structure began to build, based on someone being captured and their thoughts and feelings being harvested into seeds. It went in more of a sci-fi based direction but all done in very loose, obscure ways.”
Following the release of The Dots this Friday, May 3rd, ALASKALASKA will be heading out once again on a headline tour of the U.K. – which includes a homecoming show at Omeara on May 15th.
1.) The Dots
5.) Tough Love
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Spring European Dates
May 14 | The Green Door Store, Brighton
May 15 | Omeara, London
May 16 | Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
May 17 | Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds
May 19 | YES, Manchester
May 20 | The Hug And Pint, Glasgow
May 22 | Rough Trade, Bristol
Aug 24 | Lost Village Festival, Lincolnshire