WL//WH Video Of The Day: SECRETS OF THE THIRD PLANET “Конверт / Envelope”


Started by musician and producer Evgeniy Frankevich in 2004, Moscow/St. Petersburg-based 4-piece band Secrets of the Third Planet, one of the first groups in their country to experiment with Dream-Pop and Shoegaze sounds blended with lush Electronica, comprised of Evgeniy Frankevich (guitar, vocals, lyrics, keyboards), Evgenij Pechenkin (drums), Dasha (WEO) (vocals and lyrics) and Renat da Capo (bass, keyboards), have dropped the melancholic romance “Envelope / Конверт”, the first glimpse from the forthcoming EP, “Miracle Minor”, scheduled for release on January 2024, paired with an evocative video by Kirill Makarenkov.

Immersive, and stirring, “Конверт” is a somber foggy grey break-up tune that makes its reflective way through echoing, and rippling twinkling guitar melodies, layered with blurry bittersweet keyboard flows, shuffling hypnotic percussions and humming bass lines, that tremble and rise dazzlingly atop dreamy sad vocals, suffering inwardly amid soft tear stained mists of pain.

Dramatic black and white visuals by Kirill Makarenkov stir the soul with intimate connections, syncing a beautiful male/female interpretive dance sequence by Dasha Klimova and Leonid Prokofev with the intense poetry of the soundtrack. Strategically placed performance shots of S3P singing the heartbroken lyrics contrast dramatically with the closeness and joy of the symbolic poses, giving the viewer a teary-eyed sadness for the tragic Fate of the duo, lying ahead.

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