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Premiere: Watch Laura Lee Lovely's Video For 'Allandale'

Premiere: Watch Laura Lee Lovely's Video For 'Allandale'

Chris Cudby / Monday 15th November, 2021 10:05AM

Ōtautahi electronic pop starlet Laura Lee Lovely unveiled her new anthem late last week and we're stoked to give you a first look at the official video for 'Allandale', launching this Tuesday. Bearing no relation to the similarly titled Billy Joel classic, 'Allandale' is inspired by a weekend visit to the township and beautiful coastal area located in Governor's Bay, across the harbour from Lyttelton, a quiet and contemplative time which helped unlock fantastical new worlds within the artist. Co-directed by Anissa Trinder and Laura Watson, the video emanates a darkly romantic, Lynchian aura suitable to the song's small town origins. Laura Lee Lovely initially appears like a rose-tinted supernatural apparition in the night, switching up settings to belt out her haunting anthem against playfully nostalgic backdrops and bring the boogie to the local laundromat. Co-written by Benjamin Hunt (who also produced the song) and released with stunning cover artwork by lucidluca, experience 'Allandale' below — the first song revealed from Laura Lee Lovely's forthcoming debut album, due to release in 2022...

Laura Lee Lovely explained how lines in the song were inspired by a break from social media: “I make a continuous effort to limit my time on social media but find it addictive and enjoyable too, it’s important to me to have a balance. The scenes reflect the indulgence that goes on behind the scenes. The line “I think you’ve got the better of me” came to me when reflecting on this when I was having a break.

’Allandale’ is an expression of my feelings when reflecting on the surroundings I found myself in. It was a world I could get lost in – having the peace and quiet to reflect on the current demanding social climate. This can be heard in the reflection and nostalgia of the song, and also in some of the ominous undertones found in the lyrics and instrumentation."

'Allandale' is out now via major streaming services.


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