We have all felt it this year: the distress, helplessness and tumultuousness of isolation. And one act that have perfectly encapsulated this feeling in a cathartic yet simmering new track is Berlin-based duo Lea Porcelain – comprised of producer Julien Bracht and singer Markus Nikolaus.
An atmospheric olio of mixture of post-punk, indie and garage rock, “Choirs To Heaven” pulsates with a melancholic melody, grungy guitar riffs and warped synths.
And the cinematic visuals are a post-apocalyptic narrative, exploring the feelings of boredom, listlessness, anger, sadness – and sometimes – fleeting beauty, of the current situation.
“Me and the band have been friends for a long time now,” explains the video’s director Peter Kaaden. “During Corona, we were all feeling so isolated. We were all listening to their new songs and we had the idea of putting all these feelings we had into a music video. Choirs to Heaven became the soundtrack to my isolation to be honest… the song and lyrics both fit the situation and mood perfectly. We also luckily had the chance to work with the perfect crew. The location was Berlin’s infamous Funkhaus – and it was such a blessing. I don’t think anybody ever (not even Hollywood!) was allowed to use all these rooms for just one video… and the real star for me was Lera. I really don’t think I have to say a lot about why she was more than a perfect fit for this.”
Watch the music video for “Choirs to Heaven”…