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Son Lux Share Cinematic New Video For “Undertow” & Share Extensive EU/UK Live Dates For 2023

December 2, 2022
Press shot by Jes Nijjer


Share cinematic new video for “Undertow”
Extensive European and UK live dates coming up on February/March 2023

Ahead of live dates across Europe and the UK early next year, internationally renowned experimental trio Son Lux have released a haunting new video for their track “Undertow,” originally appearing on volume I of their ‘Tomorrows’ album trilogy, out now on City Slang.

A visually enthralling accompaniment to a truly harrowing and consuming creation. Deep, dramatic and yet simultaneously delicate.

On “Undertow,” periodic swells of rising strings conjure an indomitable tide, reaching an apex before crashing down into a spray and sizzle of drums and strange reverberations. The opening lines – “count for me the cost, the number of tomorrows lost, taken from the shore” – begin an interior monologue that eventually turns outward in a plea for help. “Come find me,” Lott sings, ultimately caught in a violent tide of angry waves of sound, “if it’s not too late.”

Los Angeles director Alex Cook captures this sense of longing in the striking new video. Cook explains, “I wrote the concept as a response to the past few years when the future felt murky and uncertain at times. Things in my life were shifting faster than I felt able to process and it was like I was sinking into new depths. As we grow from childhood, those moments and memories can linger, festering in hidden places. The loss of a loved one, a heartbreak, a missed opportunity, a regretful choice – whatever it is. Often the most difficult and important battles are the ones that go unseen beneath the surface. It takes courage to face life’s indifference. But if we look around in the darkness, we can see there are lights around us that create shape and bring direction, even in the murky undertow.”

Ryan Lott of Son Lux agrees, “We love the tension Alex has created balancing a foreboding sense of dread, but also a shimmering hope in the liquid mass that haunts the main character. Jongman Kim offers a captivating performance that carries subtleties of emotion offering numerous interpretations. Is it generational trauma, personal delusion, regret, fear, or rapture? We also love that Alex is building and advancing this symbology that carries through several of our music videos.”

In addition to the ‘Tomorrows’ triple album, Son Lux also released their eclectic score earlier this year for the much-beloved and highest-grossing A24 film of all time, Everything Everywhere All At Once. The 49-track album demonstrates the band’s limitless capability, featuring a striking collaboration with Mitski and the legendary David Byrne, with other collaborations including a duet with the one and only Randy Newman and a featured performance with Moses Sumney. IndieWire praised the score as “a musical explosion that enhanced the Daniels’ wild brand of multiverse action-adventure.” It is available now on all streaming platforms.

Son Lux will be in Europe for their headline tour in February and March 2023. They have added London-based singer-songwriter Anna B Savage and vocalist and composer Holland Andrews as support. All shows are on sale now.

Live dates:
22 February 2023 – Ancienne Belgique – Brussels, BE*
23 February 2023 – Gloria – Cologne, DE*
24 February 2023 – Festsaal – Berlin, DE*
25 February 2023 – MOJO – Hamburg, DE*
27 February 2023 – Technikum – Munich, DE*
28 February 2023 – Roxy – Prague, CZ+
1 March – Studio 90 – Kraków, PL+
2 March – B90 – Gdańsk, PL+
3 March – Stodola – Warsaw, PL+
4 March 2023 – Kablys – Vilnius, LT+
6 March – Dürer Kert – Budapest, HU+
7 March 2023 – Kino Šiška – Ljubljana, SI+
8 March 2023 – Magnolia – Milan, IT+
9 March 2023 – Locomotiv – Bologna, IT+
11 March 2023 – Arena – Vienna, AT+
12 March 2023 – Majestic Music Club – Bratislava, SK+
13 March 2023 – Mascotte – Zurich, CH+
14 March 2023 – Les Docks – Lausanne, CH+
15 March 2023 – TivoliVredenburg – Utrecht, NL+
16 March 2023 – Aeronef – Lille, FR+
17 March 2023 – Le Trianon – Paris, FR+
18 March 2023 – Stéréolux – Nantes, FR+
19 March 2023 – Ninkasi Kao – Lyon, FR+
21 March 2023 — EartH — London, UK+
* with Anna B Savage
+ with Holland Andrews


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