Tensnake’s sophomore album L.A. is now out, and has gained critical acclaim as an album that is a musical diary of personal thoughts and feelings, love and losses, experienced whilst living in the City of Angels. Now, Tensnake releases a new and highly innovative pop video trilogy bringing his key singles from the album to life.
Beautifully shot, the videos are gentle and heart-warming, but with an ultimate twist in the tail. Setting the scene with Part I was ‘Somebody Else“, it begins following two girls in love as they enjoy each other and the city. The story unfolds as they spend their last night together, before one has to depart at sunset, back to the sea, revealing in the closing shot that she is a mystical mermaid.
Now Part II continues the narrative, following the terrestrial girls as she spends the day retracing her steps without her lover. Not able to get her out of her head, she begins to reminisce, mixing her reality with memories of their encounters. A multitude of special effects-laden scenes unfold, all carefully interwoven around the sound bed of Tensnake’s ‘Strange Without You,’ perfectly fitting the song & title to the film.
The video was produced and directed by Groovy Chaos, an award-winning production company based in Monterrey, Mexico. It is highly specialized in visually attractive and powerful storytelling videos. With work featured and honored at Cannes, Groovy Chaos has worked with international companies such as Coca Cola and Universal Music as well as artists ranging from Moby to Placebo.
After getting his first taste of critical acclaim in 2009 with his ‘In The End (I Want You To Cry)’ EP, Tensnake has been cementing his status as a dance music pioneer every step along the way. The Hamburg-born DJ, producer and label boss secured U.K. chart success with 2010 single ‘Coma Cat’, officially remixed songs from the likes of Aloe Blacc (‘I Need A Dollar’, 2010), Lana Del Rey (‘National Anthem’, 2012), London Grammar (‘Hey Now’, 2014) and Duke Dumont (‘I Got You’, 2014), collaborated with Nile Rodgers, three-time Grammy-winner Stuart Price, Jamie Lidell, MNEK, Fiora and more for his debut album ‘Glow’ in 2014, and snatched up over 70 million streams on Spotify to date. And now with a brand-new artist album in the pipeline, Tensnake is taking all the right steps to ensure that this year will be his best one yet.