Up and coming death-gospel singer, Louise Lemón, makes a hauntingly beautiful debut. Hailing from Sweden, Lemón intertwines a dark gothic romanticism contrasted with the cold, razor-edged Scandi ambiance in her vocals. Having recorded her debut EP Purge in a haunted cabin with Randall Dunn (Sunn O))) and Thurston Moore), the setting is spine-chilling yet dreamy. Think of Lana del Rey and PJ Harvey type of vibes.
The single Appalacherna is ethereal, hazy, nostalgic and wistful while the official video is stark in contrast. The video is directed by Edward John Drake, the man behind Yolanda B Cool and Rodriguez Sugarman and the latest Flora Cash California video.
Lemón says about the video: “Appalacherna was recorded in the Californian desert with the theme An artist kills her past to save her future. This really made making this video a cleansing process. The necklace with the crystal plays an important role in the video and it turned out to play an even greater role to me. I was really happy to bring it back home with me as a memory so I tucked it away safely, but back from the shoot it was gone, I was liberated from the past and wasn’t supposed to bring anything with me from it.” Watch the video below.