New super pairing of veteran electronic producer Miguel López Mora aka Digital 21 and Placebo’s Stefan Olsdal have shared a trippy, mind-bending video for album track Spaces featuring Margret Ran from Icelandic dream-pop outfit Vök, taken from their orchestral inspired electronic debut album ‘Inside’ available now.
Miguel details the video: “This video is about how the way of our lives is a continuous searching for love. Through the storm, the darkness or through roads to nowhere. We all need to be loved. Our song is about love, but also about the fear and the searching, and the desires, and the hopes. The video was filmed in the UK, Spain and China. I also filmed people who came to our first and second gig in London. I like the fact that in this video the people who like our music appear as principal characters. In this video there is a take of Stefan’s eyes and ‘the lucky thing’ (filmed in a Beijing Buddhist temple). This image is in the artwork of our CD as well. This video is the main one of the trilogy of “Spaces” videos.” Watch the video for Spaces below via YouTube.
Already acclaimed in their own right with their own projects, the album was the result of a burgeoning friendship within the fringe music scene in Madrid, revealing the multi-facetted duo in perfect union and brought about the birth of D I G I T A L 2 1 + S T E F A N O L S D A L.
With strings recorded in the legendary RAK studios in London, the tracks developed first as instrumentals, then evolving into songs with the addition of female vocalists, and the album features the singers Cuushe (Japan), Margrét Rán from Vök (Iceland), Helen Feng from Nova Heart (China) and Julienne from Saschienne (France / Germany).
After a couple of singles, the debut album, ‘Inside’, is out now on limited edition, white-coloured vinyl, CD and digitally, via Kobalt Music Recordings.
For more information on Digital 21 and Placebo’s Stefan Olsdal, visit digital21andstefanolsdal.com.