Video Premiere: Lemolo – One to Love

lemolo one to love

photo by Melissa Wax

While local dream-pop project Lemolo is often talked about as a Seattle band, its roots stretch across Elliott Bay to Poulsbo, WA. Songwriter Meagan Grandall’s affection for her hometown is on full display in Lemolo’s new video for “One to Love”, the opening track to her 2015 LP, Red Right Return. Shot in town along the band’s namesake, Lemolo Shore Drive, the black and white footage highlights the damp gloaming of the marina and the starkness of the Peninsula at night. Director Kendall Rock masterfully plays off the tension of the song, cutting between Grandall in a dark bunker with Christmas lights in her hair to Grandall sailing on the water under a cloudy sky. Drummer Adrian Centoni appears throughout as well, walking through the dark ominously with a group of locals wearing headlamps.

The fact that the video is filmed on Lemolo Shore Drive feels more than just a clever callback to their name – it’s an insight into the band’s psyche. The water logged streets and endless grayness tap can be felt in the thudding rhythms of the drums and the sweeping tones of Grandall’s voice. Finally being able to hear the music and see the town in the same piece gives a wealth of context to what makes Lemolo work so well.

Watch this exclusive premiere of Lemolo’s new video and then look for more music on the band’s website and Facebook page.

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4 Comments

  1. Shayla
    Posted April 3, 2017 at 12:11 pm | Permalink

    This is so good! Great video for a great song!

  2. rita
    Posted April 3, 2017 at 12:27 pm | Permalink

    Dear Meagan you continue to amaze us. Love love love

  3. Michael Raley
    Posted April 3, 2017 at 3:15 pm | Permalink

    the imagery evokes the traditional tale of Saint Lucia arriving by boat to Scandanavian villages during the time of the winter Solstice , her head enveloped in a halo of light, bringing food, light and hope to the people.

  4. Uncle Nate
    Posted April 4, 2017 at 8:49 am | Permalink

    Oh boy what pretty and the nice sounds I’m an enneagram 4!

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