Electronic-folk innovator Me Lost Me, aka Jayne Dent, has today shared a new video for Sing to the Sun, the second track taken from her upcoming five-track EP The Circle Dance, a haunting new work that melds synthesizers with double bass and woodwind to imagine a future-facing vision of a planet built on balance and harmony.
Following on from early August’s electroacoustic reverie Acrobat on the Roof, latest cut Sing to the Sun glistens with field recordings from Whitley Bay, as Dent pours her treasured walks on the beach into this delicate seaside hymnal where she wakes up in a cooperative city by the sea with people who “share what they know without fear.”
“My songwriting tends to explore more dystopian settings,” Says Dent. “So to go against this instinct for this track I tried to imagine what waking up in a future society that had taken action to reverse the effects of climate change would actually feel like.”
“The character is taking a walk through this future coastal city in a world that holds its relationship with nature at its core, absorbing the early morning light and thinking about how far we’ve come. It features field recordings taken at sunrise in Whitley Bay, which was the initial inspiration for setting the song by the sea.”
The music video for Sing to the Sun again finds Dent collaborating with with Amelia Read and features dancer Sophie Halford, clarinet player Faye MacCalman and herself making their way through the sunlit city individually before coming together at the end.
“The double exposure effect of the editing is to give the impression of a ritual or event that happens over and over again,” Explains Dent. “The characters journeying through repeated locations (shot in Newcastle and Sunderland) is also a small nod to surrealist filmmaker Maya Deren. The ending of the video in particular references the moment of the three women playing chess in her film At Land.“
She will perform at Bishop’s House In Sheffield on 10th October 2021.