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Alice Phoebe Lou travels to the “Galaxies” on new song: Stream

Plus, the promising indie songwriter has lined up an extensive 2019 tour

Alice Phoebe Lou "Galaxies" new song release music video
Alice Phoebe Lou in her “Galaxies” music video
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    In less than a month, indie songwriter Alice Phoebe Lou will reveal her new album, Paper Castles. January gave us one of the LP’s promising early singles, “Skin Crawl”, which we at Consequence of Sound quickly added to our New Sounds playlist. Today, Lou has unboxed another track with “Galaxies”.

    While Lou teased jazzy indie rock arrangements on “Skin Crawl”, the newest offering plays with more experimental, avant-garde textures — and rather fittingly, considering its intergalactic themes. Born in South Africa, but now based in Berlin, Lou contemplates her place in the universe, per a press statement:

    “Space had become such a theme in my life & music, not in a scientific way but more in a metaphorical sense; drawing parallels between a planet in the expansive universe & the way that one’s tiny & seemingly insignificant existence interacts with the world. This song is about being nothing & everything. Abut being overwhelmed by the weight of existence while simultaneously being in awe & wonder of it all.”

    “Galaxies” already had me reminded of Björk, but with the track’s music video, I’m almost convinced Lou and the experimental Icelandic artist are somehow kindred spirits. Directed by Chloë Lewer and Andrea Ariel, with additional animated design by Hagen Schönfeld, the surreal clip follows Lou as she floats amongst the planets. A story of a fallen star who ends up living a regular life on Earth, it was filmed in Berlin, partially at an ex-military Soviet training ground.

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    Check it out below.

    Paper Castles arrives March 8th. Lou has announced an extensive supporting tour that will take her to North America and Europe.

    Alice Phoebe Lou 2019 Tour Dates:
    03/03 – Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
    03/04 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB
    03/05 – Boston, MA @ Cafe 939
    03/07 – Vienna, VA @ Jammin Java
    03/08 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
    03/10 – Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall
    03/11 – Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl at Center Stage
    03/13-17 – Austin, TX @ SXSW 2019
    03/20 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
    03/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Moroccan Lounge
    03/23 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
    03/24 – Portland, OR @ Old Church Concert Hall
    03/25 – Seattle, WA @ Barboz
    04/05 – Istanbul, TU @ Salon IKSV
    04/06 – Istanbul, TU @ Salon IKSV
    04/10 – Leipzig, DE @ UT Connewitz
    04/11 – Dresden, DE @ Polimagie Festival
    04/13 – Hanover, DE @ Faust
    04/15 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla
    04/16 – Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute
    04/17 – London, UK @ Earth
    04/18 – Nottingham, UK @ Bodega
    04/20 – Utrecht, NL @ Tivoli
    04/21 – Amsterdam, NL @ Zonnehuis
    04/23 – Aachen, DE @ Kulturbunker
    04/24 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique
    04/26 – Vienna, AT @ Flex
    04/28 – Prague, CZ @ Futurum
    04/29 – Erlangen, DE @ E-Werk
    05/01 – Friberg, DE @ Jazzhaus
    05/02 – Munich, DE @ Ampere
    05/03 – Zurich, CH @ Bogen F
    05/04 – Stuttgart, DE @ Im Wizemann
    05/06 – Cologne, DE @ Kulturkirche
    05/07 – Mainz, DE @ Kuz
    05/08 – Kiel, DE @ Pumpe
    05/09 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
    05/11 – Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle
    05/30-06/01 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
    06/27-30 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter

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