WL//WH Video Premiere: DON’T GET LEMON “Blow-Up” the Veil of Illusion

WL//WH Premiere Don’t Get Lemon

WL//WH is pleased to welcome fellow Texans Don’t Get Lemon back to the blog with a premiere of the  Lynchian-inspired video, shot and edited by Jennifer Battaglia, for the band’s latest 3-minute Brit-tinged pop single “Blow-Up”, via A La Carte Records.

DGL are Austin Curtis (vocals), Bryan Walters (Bass, percussion), and Nick Ross (synth, guitar, drum programming), a glam infused Synth Pop combo, split between Austin and Houston, whose commanding danceable sound, ranging from 70s Berlin to 80s Manchester, relentlessly seek to entice the senses and stir the body.

Always thought-provoking, eye-opening, and stylish, DGL push the boundaries of the present status quo with startling remnants from the Pop Culture past.

This time, they take inspiration from iconic Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1966 swinging London art-house movie “Blow-Up”, William Burroughs’s cut-up technique for the lyrics, and David Lynch’s noirish mystery thriller “Blue Velvet”.

Blow-Up is a murky jumbled layered soundscape of chaos and joy that mixes throbbing, stumbling crisp percussions, throbbing chugging bass lines, engaging whistles, attention-grabbing synth stabs, and distant anthemic guitar melodies into distorted mechanical momentums around Curtis’s signature heartfelt vocals, riding prominently atop the tumultuous sways of transformative change.

The song explores the dark underbelly of what seems to be a normal and mundane surface-level reality, themes explored in both ‘Blue Velvet’ and ‘Blow-Up’. The lyrics take these surreal dreamlike vignettes, and using the cut-up technique, attempt to create order in an orderless world.Austin (lyricist) 

Evocative visuals by Jennifer Battaglia blend 1960s props and fashion with on-point acting and some of Houston’s iconic backdrops to build surreal, nostalgic visions in sync with the aesthetic of the soundtrack. Houston’s Historic Museum / Montrose district alternates with gritty graffiti-lined urban sprawls and neon-fused performance footage, whilst time-lapsed flows and majestic skylines blur the thin line between illusion and reality with retro-futuristic vibes.

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