The accompanying video for "Varlet" (from the album To Solemn Maia) opens with a sense of anticipation as we see the main character try to make sense of what is happening around him. Helmed by director Tom Flynn, the visual is a blend of excellent visual effects, silhouetted performance shots of Kerins, and an uncanny tale of finding love in a strange dimension.
Julian Kerins is a singer and guitarist from New York whose new single "Varlet" dives into anxiety in love and the uncertainty of having hope in it. Bolstered by a rich guitar arrangement and punchy drum grooves, Kerins delivers a soul-gripping performance that captures the true essence of his emotional pains. Listeners can feel his very atom ripping apart when he sings "Hope and love are phantoms./One hand crushes the other/ These limbs are children, my neurons their mother."
The record is a slow burn and gradually rises to a crescendo as Kerins commanding vocals come into play adding an urgent element to the overall feel of the song.