“Blades of Grass” by Lisel

Today, Lisel releases the video for “Blades of Grass” off Patterns For Auto-Tuned Voices And Delay, which came out in February. In this experimental track, Lisel gracefully harmonizes multiple-tracked vocals, intertwining over a soft backing synth that gradually builds into a captivating and hypnotic rhythm. The accompanying video, directed by Julia Ponce Díaz, reflects the amorphous, haunting mood of the track. Striking shots of solitude juxtapose with serene nature and LA’s Brutalist sea of concrete. There’s an inscrutable tension between the peace and anxiety of the images when coupled with Lisel’s layered vocals, embellishing the delicate drama of the track.

Director Díaz spoke on the inspiration for the visuals: “‘Blades of Grass’ made me think of all of those private spirals we get trapped on on a daily basis. All those internal journeys we go on but never tell anyone about. There’s something about the repetitiveness of the score and the lack of words that took me back to those failed attempts we often make to try and put our feelings into words. Or even worse, those moments when we don’t even try, when after coming out of a certain spiral, we minimize our experience to the point of denying it. With the Blades of Grass music video, I wanted to explore those obsessive thoughts and patterns in an abstract dance piece shot on exteriors around the city of Los Angeles”

Stream Patterns For Auto-Tuned Voices And Delay HERE


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