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Say Lou Lou – IMMORTELLE (Album/Short Film)

Say Lou Lou have just released their new album “Immortelle” accompanied by an incredibly captivating film titled “The ‘IMMORTELLE’ Manifesto”. Starting with the record, each track carries with a cinematic and nostalgic element that underscores a disquieting and modern sound. The arrangements on this record are intricate and the songwriting is gripping and deliberate.

Moods shift from song to song, from dark-old-time-radio feel of “Ana”, to the complex folk-rock vibe of “Golden Child”, to the upbeat “All Love to Me”. “Limbo” & “Phantoms” are both haunting in their airiness, “Under The Milky Way” is dreamy, and “Immortelle” concludes with a dynamic intensity. The record is a gripping journey worth experiencing from start to finish.

The accompanying short film compliments the record’s themes of anxiety and modern femininity. Opening with an almost Kubrickian sequence, short film blends elements of sci-fi and period drama to create a captivating work of visual cultural criticism. Taking place both in an 1800’s hysteria clinic and a parallel future with plastic surgery devices in every home, each sequence of this film is as disquieting as is it poignant. It all culminates with the voices of twelve women reciting the feminist manifesto, creating a patchwork of female voices from different parts of the world. “IMMORTELLE” is a powerful multi-media creation with a short film and an album that are both impressive on their own and masterful together.

Nathan Irving
Nathan Irving (aka Nate Flaks) is a writer for WFNM & 1/2 of the electronic indie-pop duo Sleeping Lion.