Anna Lann is the dreamlike musician, producer and DJ who’s practically intergalactic. The Latvian-born, Tel Aviv-resident has gone solo after working as the co-producer and guitar and keys player of electro-pop band Terry Poison, recently releasing her debut solo EP. Her experimental, interplanetary pop music is surreal yet calming and bold yet delicate, with lyrics that tug at your heartstrings. High notes skilfully dance over husky vocals and tantalising synth sounds create the background layers, highlighting her production talents as well as her natural ability to create music that you just can’t turn off.
“Forming A Moon” was, quite literally, inspired by the wonder of the moon. After reading an article in a science magazine that described the theory about the formation of the moon over 4 billion years ago (mainly that it is formed of debris thrown out of orbit by a collision between Earth and another planetoid), Lann deconstructed the idea and used it to explore an abstract re-imagining of the same theory and apply it to the body. Sounds like a complex idea to get your head around – but all becomes clear in Lann’s gorgeous video.
Backed by subtle pastel shades that are just off-white, hands explore and travel around Lann’s body, pulling at her arms, wrapped around her face and interlocking with her fingers – creating a human version of the formation of the moon: some bits are pulled and pushed, but the end result is a living work of art. Directed by French director Simon Birman (a 2016 Cannes Festival nominee), the video is beautifully surreal and explores how the formation of everything, from the moon to the body, is essentially the same. We’ve all got a little stardust inside us.