Black Light White Light go on a psychedelic trip in new video for ‘Horizons’

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Black Light White Light have shared the video for title track from new album ‘Horizons’. Mining the rich territories of The Velvet Underground and the 90’s Madchester movement, and combining with the sound of classic 4AD, the Danish / Swedish troupe Black Light White Light shine a light into dark corners often left alone in contemporary psychedelic indie-rock. Based in Malmo, Sweden the musical project is centred on the Danish singer, guitarist and songwriter Martin Ejlertsen.

The creation of the band’s forthcoming third album ‘Horizons’ began in early 2015, with Ejlertsen taking stock of their catalogue to date, and looking for a new vantage point from which to approach his music. With a desire to make a dark pop record with razor-sharp rock songs, new material slowly began to unfold in a basement studio, deep underground in Copenhagen, where the band twisted their ideas and sketches in co-operation with a new drummer, Viktor Höber, and producer/ engineer and fellow musician Christian Ki.

Citing film as a huge influence on his music – in particular the works of David Lynch and Danish film maker Nicolas Winding Refn – Ejlertsen began to experiment in coupling Lynch-ian concepts of duality, visions, and dream states, with the bloody self-destruction and gallows humour that pervades Refn’s work. With one eye on the Factory Records era, ‘Horizons’ introduces undulating keyboards as a new and fundamental element of the sound, making the songs breezy yet intrusive, with harmonies and chiming delay guitars under attack with fuzz, all enveloped in dark and pervasive melancholic melodies.

Ejlertsen talks about new single Horizons; “With the video for the album title track, we really wanted to try to create this fusion of reality and dream captured in a beautiful and undeniable place with open horizons. The action seems pretty straight forward, but at the same time offers possibilities for interpretation. What does this desert wanderer do for walking? Where is he, and where is he heading? The same questions are asked in the song centered around one of life’s many paradoxes. How far should you go to achieve your goals and what are the goals anyway, because they often change before they are reached.” 

Watch the video via YouTube below.