German artist Luis Ake has revealed his brand new double single release ‘Umweg/Krafter’ accompanied by a unique, animated video for ‘Umweg’ created by Costa Rican filmmaker Julian Gallese. Luis’ feel-good brand of pop fearlessly breaks the genre boundaries uniting elements of Synth Pop, Italo Disco and Neue Deutsche Welle, creating something truly intricate and stand-out.
Luis explains: “The song is about a detour you have to make every day to avoid walking past the house of your ex-partner. This detour always costs you 10 minutes and reminds you of the past time, which you mourn after). Everybody knows this situation, especially if you live in the same part of town. Once there was great happiness, now it’s only constant suffering. In the end, you emancipate yourself from the street and turn into a bird to fly back to the balcony of your former love to say that you still love her.”
He further divulges: “I’m really happy to have Julian Gallese, a Costa Rican filmmaker which I admire a lot on board for the video. His unique style and humor fits the grim sense of humor in the song pretty well. The detours, which get described in the lyrics of the song are translated into a spontaneous dance party somewhere in a lonely desert. Julian used motion-tracking to perform the dance of the old man himself. I love the overall vibe which fits the positive ending of the song. And most important of all: He even rebuild my Porsche in 3D!”
Take a listen to the tracks and watch the quirky video below: