WL//WH Video Of The Day: POLARLICHT “Lost Generation” (Official Music Video)

Video Of The Day   POLARLICHT

Started in 2020 by Lyon, France-based duo Alastrelle and Marx as the missing link between their own respective projects (Dead Souls Rising, AntiGlück, Pulp Machine, Corps de Cendres, Puppets), the 80s inspired Synth-driven Darkwave project Polarlicht have released the video clip by Fabien Duret for last March’s single “Lost Generation”, the follow-up to last year’s debut EP “Unforgotten Dreams.”

The vibrant, nostalgic and intoxicating Darkwave dance number is fueled by tight, hypnotic lashing rhythms and low clattering shakings, laced with a taut droning and wobbling bass line, and eerie fidgety synth melodies, to instil edgy and resonant moody vibes around rousing, soulful female vocals, sadly letting go of her “Lost Generation.”

Picture by Fabien Duret

A fantastic video directed by Fabien Duret symbolically shifts from black and white to rich jewel tones over a stylish performance by Polarlicht to sync with the transformative sentiments of the soundtrack. When a modern-day bob-topped Alastrelle finds a hidden treasure in the stump of an old tree trunk, she gains access to a hidden dimension where she lives out the fantasy of a dancing Egyptian queen. The story comes alive with a dramatic wardrobe, DIY editing by Marx himself, and imaginative skull-clad artwork and sculptures by Giovanni Mura.

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Picture by Fabien Duret