The official new video for VANBOT’S single playing below
Swedes are well known for their forward thinking in design, fashion, healthy living and of course music. Their latest export, in the form of electronic-pop Vanbot, has been the talk of the town already. By distinguishing herself with Ester Ideskog’s hooky melodies, memorable song-writing and striking vocals, Vanbot is all about the highest level of pop craftsmanship.
Supported by The Guardian, Nylon Magazine, The Times, Stereogum, Pop Justice, NME, Wonderland Magazine to name a few, Ester is now ready to release a fresh new single ‘Collide (Krasnoyarsk)’. Produced by Johannes Berglund (The Knife, I Break Horses, Lykke Li, FKA Twigs ) and Petter Winnberg (Amason), traveling inside the Trans-Siberian Railway.
‘Collide (Krasnoyarsk)’ begins a new chapter in Vanbot’s musical journey by making this record less polished and more expansive on the production front. Whilst being noticeably led with its electronic beat, from the word ‘go’ the song incorporates spacious and brooding undertones in the style of Phantogram. Highlighted with a Poliça-esque electro-noir shade of colour, Vanbot knows just how to add ethereal authority around the edges to its very straight forward Annie and Noonie Bao-like pop structure.
The official video for the single is directed by Mats Udd, the man behind videos for First Aid Kit, Noonie Bao, Susanne Sundfør and I’m From Barcelona.
Udd says of the filming process:
‘The video for “Collide (Krasnoyarsk)” was shot outside Stockholm in an old military camp. What I wanted to create was a video that deals with space and time and focuses on two people colliding. In the video, the two people are moving back and forth from each other before becoming one item. Since this song was written and recorded on the Trans-Siberian Railway we also wanted to latch on to the feeling Ester had; that being on the train moved her existence to a surreal, parallel place. So we wanted the video to move in a landscape untangled from time and in an undefinable space.’