Immortelle Marks A New Era for Say Lou Lou

Immortelle Marks A New Era for Say Lou Lou

Their creative direction knows no bounds to any medium.

Their creative direction knows no bounds to any medium.

Text: Chloe Laguette

Our favorite twin duo is back with their anticipated follow up to Lucid Dreaming.

Centered around their signature dark pop choruses along with new inspirations found across art and film, the album's lyricism follows identity and roles women follow consciously and subconsciously. The two will be giving exclusive performances of the new debut in New York City and Los Angeles next month. On November 28, they're holding an intimate show at Moroccan Lounge in Los Angeles, and another at The Park Church Co-op in Brooklyn on November 30.

Immortelle's lead single “Ana” drips with drama and seductive vocals. The track blends influence from the old Hollywood golden era with 90s trip-hop, sending us into a film noir dreamland. Their recent single “Golden Child” was inspired by their younger sisters. It takes us back to the whimsical 70’s West Coast through their captivating guitar licks and crisp drum fills. It's a stark but fitting transcendence from the dark and brooding vocals on the rest of the album. “All Love to Me” and "Limbo" bring us back to moody lyrics and sultry vocals, accompanied by moving beats and their dream-pop signatures.

The album also features a slowed down, dark pop cover of "Under the Milky Way" which proves the duo remains true to their strong sense of direction and brings us an alluring sense of unpredictability that has come to characterize their creative outputs. The album was released today along with a spectacular 7-minute cinematic piece, which brings the album's complex manifesto to life.

Directed by Philippe Tempelman, the sisters say, "The short film is a 7 minute cinematic glimpse into the universe of Say Lou Lou exploring themselves as creative women. It takes you back to a hysteria clinic of the 1800s where unhappy women where diagnosed with hysteria, it portrays the fear of a pregnant women about to welcome baby girls into this world, how women like clowns are expected to be content, but it also paints a scary vision of future where there is a plastic surgery device in every home. It all culminates with the voices of twelve women reciting the feminist manifesto, creating a patchwork of female voices from different parts of the world."

Also focusing in on the urgently modern reality of how society consumes pregnancy, Miranda says, "Ironically, due to the archaic rules around female nudity on the internet, we've had to blur the body of the PREGNANT woman in the Manifesto film in order to be able to promote. This becomes some sort of twisted double narrative considering the Manifesto is about precisely these societal double standards and structural shaming that censoring the female body entails."

Watch Say Lou Lou's short masterpiece below:


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