Brooklyn via Tromsø, Norway pair Ruthy Mirsky and Mads Martinsen wowed us with their debut effort as The Familiar, back in November and now, with the New Year in full swing, have returned with a video to accompany its seductive tones.
Filmed in Brooklyn by the Norwegian filmmaker Carl Christian Lein Størmer, the video for “Dark Eyes” follows Ruth through warm, sepia landscapes, almost as if she is being compelled by the delicate, lust filled synth fluctuations and rolling romantic rhythms incased in the song itself.
Very little is known about the pair but they did send us some words about how The Familiar were born.
“Ruth & Mads of The Familiar have never worked on music in the same room and hardly know each other. In fact, they have only met a handful of times. Mads lives in Tromsø, Norway above the Arctic Circle and Ruth is a Norwegian-American who lives in Brooklyn–but in spite of all those miles between them, something magical happened when they began sending tracks back and forth over e-mail, and ultimately The Familiar was born.”