Say Lou Lou releases new album 'Immortelle', a manifesto and short movie
Swedish-Australian twin sisters Elektra and Miranda Kilbey, aka Say Lou Lou, today release their sophomore album 'Immortelle'. A moody and sensual presentation, which is heavily inspired by film noir and old James Bond scores. There are layers of dreamy vocals over a mixture of live music and synth. "It was very symbiotic," explains Elektra. "We had all of these mood boards and visuals from the beginning; we constantly referenced old films and looked at clips. Parts of the album were very premeditated and structured: the vibe, the world, instruments and string references. And instead of making a music video for a song that is totally disconnected, we decided to make a song with the video in mind — giving thought to both the aural and visual aspects so they’re all properly cohesive." The twins embraced the idea that an artist doesn’t need to be limited to a single medium; what’s important is that an audience can engage with the world the artists create, regardless of vessel. Immortelle and its accompanying moving and still imagery will attest to that — and to the fact that perhaps women needn't be defined by one thing; they're are capable of many talents at once.
Earlier this year they released first single taken from the album 'Ana', followed up by second single this fall - 'Golden Child'.
'Immortelle' is accompanied by the short movie 'The Immortelle Manifesto' and a feminist manifesto. Watch the video below.
Listen to 'Immortelle'
"A dreamy New Wave classic" - Rolling Stone Magazine
"That sense of liberation and drive is what makes ‘Immortelle’ such a compelling listen." - NME
"One of the most defiant statements made by a pop act this year" - Dork Magazine
"They banish any sense of being short-changed" - The Sunday Times
"Their most breathtaking work yet" - Marie Claire Magazine