I may have just found my favorite music video of the year. Swedish native Lil T-Shirt is an eclectic, skilled artist that is heavenly in his vocals. His bread and butter is his delivery and lyrics, icy enough to pierce hearts, but poetic enough to hear warm emotions and experiences. Lil T-Shirt is also a great actor. Add that to his list of talents
His latest visual, Summer, is stunning – a beautiful display of a music video heavily influenced by films. The incredible Stockholm-based filmmaker and director of Summer, Ottilia Wahl, had this to say.
“Summer is the dark ending to a love story – a young woman drives her lover out to the countryside to have him killed by her friends. We don’t know why, if he knows what’s about to happen, if he goes willingly or not, or what has happened between them. We will never know.
Summer provides mystery. My inspiration for the film is the Scandinavian melancholy that the very short summers provide before we return back to darkness. The film takes place in dreamy beautiful landscapes where everything should be peaceful and happy, but something feels unsettling. I wanted to include a subtle nod to old pagan traditions where sermonic sacrifices were made to keep the Gods satisfied. I also wanted to work with a subtext of sisterhood where women unite and help each other out no matter the situation. I wanted the film to reflect both the beauty and the sadness of the song.
Summer is not your average upbeat summer story, which is why we chose to release it in late November as the darkness and cold of the season goes hand in full hand with the darkness of the story.”
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