From the first few notes of Lehnen‘s new single “Negative Space,” I’m floating up and away from this messy world! Their special blend of ambient/electronic/post-rock is exactly what I need right now because it reminds me that on the other side of all of life’s lows there are magical highs. Is it the weed gummies I ate for 4/20 or is it the twinkling echoes and gigantic sonic wings of Lehnen that are taking me out of my reality? The title track single is out on Friday, April 23rd with the full Negative Space album out later this year on Noise Appeal (EU) and Post. Recordings (US). Today we’re honored to share the video for “Negative Space” with you, so release what’s holding you down and float away with me…
The video itself was made using Super8 footage from Joel’s (singer/guitars) family. Sifting through 14GB worth of said videos.
It’s an emotional video for most of us in the band, heavy on nostalgia, as it’s not only incredibly beautiful to see footage caught on such a classic and often-imitated medium of our parents before we were even born. When combined with a song that deals with one of the most uncomfortable questions young adults are faced with – “What is my path in life? How much of my time did I squander?” – it provided us with a sense of comfort, seeing our family and friends in their youth, knowing they had big plans of their own, and seeing that despite all of life’s many twists and turns, things turned out alright.
Negative Space was recorded outside of Graz, Austria, and mixed/mastered by Will Benoit of SOM/Constants.