Tuvaband, the recent moniker behind the Berlin-based artist Tuva Hellum Marschhäuser, has released a video of her new track "Wolfpack." The unveiling comes in preparation of her upcoming full-length debut scheduled for this September.
Taking inspiration from the 2014 indie film Frank, the video pieces together a portrait of a young woman as she stirs about her day, her papier-mâché head posing more and more of a burden. An interlude of grainy home recordings flashes by as female vocals soar gently over hypnogogic guitars. The narrative is minimalistic and naked—almost suffocated by the mute shimmer of violins. Blue skies, ice cream, and a ferris wheel quickly turn to weeds sprouting between the cracks of lifeless asphalt.
The track is a captivating blend of ambient pop and lo-fi songwriting. The dissonant chords ringing out with a grainy reverb feels expertly matched with the mounting chorus. We're left with an authoritative note, echoing irrevocably low.