Featuring individuals from Louise Alenius‘ intriguing artistic creation Porøset, the clip for “Slow Mover” is high concept, high substance.
Filmed inside the Royal Danish Theatre, though interestingly, most of the video documents are happening in the small backstage room. In high-contrast, pixelated black and white, a ballet dancer moves gracefully in front of an elderly man. Shots are slow and intriguing. Mirrors show the man and the dancer from different angles, her slow movements creating anticipation of action. However the man remains still. It was an interesting decision to film the clip in the small backstage area, but it works to make the ballet dancer’s gestures grander in contrast.
Musically, the song is a delicate piece. Louise weaves her vocals smoothly, yet unpredictably between major and minor melodies. Her tone is light and crisp, like a more melodically precise Robyn. Her experimental chordal structures move in lovely, unexpected ways, the piano and string section duelling playfully behind her. This lends a definite sense of tension when coupled with the visuals.
A beautiful, intimate piece.