Published Feb 14, 2019To celebrate Valentine's Day, Vancouver newcomer des hume is here to break your heart with an electro-R&B single aptly titled "Break Yr Heart." Exclaim! has the premiere of the new tune, along with its accompanying video.
The song is a sultry soul-pop jam that settles into a swaggering groove of thudding drum machines and soft-focus synth plinks. Songwriter Thom Kolb (formerly of the electronic project Kinship and the orchestral indie rock outfit 41st and Home) made the song in his Vancouver bedroom, and it will appear on the forthcoming debut full-length bub (due out later this year).
As for the video, directed by Kasey Lum, it consists of shots of Kolb and others wistfully smoking. In a statement, the songwriter explained that he started smoking following a breakup last year:
I started noticing other smokers and I wondered if they too were compensating for some sort of loss. I saw them everywhere: older people in wheelchairs outside of care homes, chefs on a break, solo drunk revellers, young dads. All of them looked like they had a reason for what they were doing, braving the elements just to have moment to themselves. Everyone knows how harmful smoking is and yet here we all were, strangers in every way save for our poor life choice.
The video was made over two days and cost $250 worth of cigarettes. Check it out below.
03/08 Vancouver, BC - Static Jupiter *
* with Hypat1a, Quarterback