Toronto-based experimental electronica artist Lailien delivers thought-provoking new track “Blue Love”.
Lailien’s new track and accompanying video is equal parts manic and mesmerising. “Blue Love” is a symphony of thick and warped textures, combining string arrangements and piano with 8-bit music samples, subtle beats and infectious melancholic vocals.
Lailien navigates the track with precision as it builds to the halfway mark before veering into a series of unexpected twists and turns, shining a light on the enigmatic musician’s ability and desire to push artistic boundaries.
Lailien explains: "'Blue Love' postulates and explores the following: what happens when you have a profound love for yourself unconditionally, with all your heart and soul, but you know that suffering and death will inevitably disrupt that love?”
“The video is a highly imaginative elegy yet celebration of the pataphysical complexities of life and death, linking their two mutual interrelation”.
Upcoming LP ENSOULAR sees Lailien collaborate with Grammy Award-winning co-producer Mark Zubek. It may come as no surprise that the LP was partially written during an intense period of experimentation with psychedelics.