Share video for new single ‘Lungs’
Full ‘Lungs’ EP out now on Black Butter
Live @ The Courtyard – 14th December
“If your heart wants to take a chance on me,
Could it love a fool like me?
I think I’ve gone ahead and said too much,
Push it back into my lungs”
“It’s got everything you could want from a pop song” – Noisey
Last week Manchester band Shy Luv released their latest EP ‘Lungs’. Today they are excited to share the brilliant video for the title track and single which premiered over at Noisey US earlier today – a moving song whose heart-felt top line, replete with affecting harmonies are laid over 80’s synth drums beating through the atmospheric dream-pop melody. An instant classic that features frontman Sam on vocals.
On writing ‘Lungs’ Shy Luv say, “Lungs came from us wanting to create something nostalgic for ourselves, something that people at our gigs could sing back to us, or take that same feeling away with them. It’s written around saying too much in a relationship and wanting to take back what you’d said, telling someone you love them and then almost regretting it.”
The video which was directed by HUMANS and produced by CANADA, brings to life the arresting single by illustrating the songs overriding theme of wanting to re-tract an open offer of love to your object of desire who’s feelings aren’t openly reciprocated. In the video, the girl in question can be seen callously shooting arrows through and stamping on the beating heart of the infatuated boy.
Watch the ‘Lungs’ video
The band explain: “We wanted the video for Lungs to really capture the feelings we were trying to create with the song, so when we got the treatment through from the directors (HUMANS.) we were super excited because we both knew the direction they wanted to go was exactly what was in our heads.
Shooting the video was all super surreal. On the day when we arrived at this Mars-like red clay quarry outside Barcelona to shoot the band shots, we had to keep pinching ourselves to bring us back to earth a bit. The whole production and directing team absolutely smashed it, we kinda felt like kids at Christmas when we got the first draft of the video back.”
The ‘Lungs’ EP was first introduced by lead single ‘Like A River’ earlier this autumn, which featured vocals from up-comer Bakar and its more recent follow up ‘Bloodsucker’, making ‘Lungs’ the third track to be taken from it. The full EP features one more previously unheard track called ‘Fashion’. Another collection of sonic gems from the multi-talented purveyors of forward-thinking, psychedelic pop.
Stream the full ‘Lungs’ EP HERE
Shy Luv had previously shared a wicked remix of ‘Lungs’ by the legendary German disco DJ Gerd ]anson which premiered on Radio 1 with Pete Tong. Listen to remix HERE
Shy Luv first entered out consciousness in late 2016 with the debut release ‘Joyrider’. This was taken from their early 2017 EP ‘Shock Horror’ – the title track of which was also released as a single and featured JONES. Subsequent singles ‘Time’ and ‘First Fires’ peppered the summer before the release of this new collection, The ‘Lungs’ EP.
Over the course of their short and increasingly promising career Shy Luv have garnered millions of streams on Spotify, supported SG Lewis, Dua Lipa and Foster The People on various tour dates, played their own debut headline show in and received strong radio support from R1, 6 Music, 1 Xtra and Capital Xtra 2018 will see Shy Luv release their debut album on Black Butter.
Shy Luv headline The Courtyard Theatre in London on December 14th, with support coming from Zoeë. Tickets are available HERE