Taken from debut album ‘Floating Islands’ available now
Girl - Sophia Simonov
Fisherman - Gerald Parsons
Director - Seb McKinnon
Cinematographer - Ben McKinnon
First AC - Benjamin Granet
Line production - House of Youth
Colorist - Ben McKinnon
Sound design - Simon Lacelle
VFX - Sébastien Proulx, Nick Deziel
Newfoundland producer - Jeanne McKenny
Boatmen - Gerald Leamon, Tony Coleman
Chaperone - Peter Simonov
Talent agency - Sybille Sasse
Production company - Five Knights
Music video by Audience Killers performing Sounds Like You. (C) 2016
Today, dreamy Latvian synth-pop band Audience Killers release their debut full length Floating Islands through their independent label Trii House. Audience Killers also premiered the music video for “Sounds Like You” on Nothing But Hope And Passion on Thursday, May 19, 2016.
Audience Killers create a fluid blend of synth pop and electro pop that often draws comparisons to Mew and Passion Pit. Floating Islands delivers this and more with warm, inviting synths, dreamy guitar lines, and ethereal vocals. Petrovs’s striking falsetto is sure to bring to mind flashes of M83’s Anthony Gonzalez. Lyrically, Floating Islands acknowledges the idea that one person has the ability to affect the lives of many with positivity and inclination.
The “Sounds Like You” music video sees a young girl traveling across the serene Newfoundland countryside with a lost star slung over her shoulder. As the song reaches its climatic crescendo, the girl releases the star into the sky, giving you a glow of freedom and accomplishment. Director Seb McKinnon explains his video interpretation, “To me, the video is about rekindling lost hope. A fall, and a rebirth. Sometimes, we have to let go of something that brought beauty in our lives. To move on can be difficult, but a necessary act for new hope to bloom.”
Childhood friends Normunds Petrovs (vocals/guitar) and Artletta Supe (keyboards/backing vocals) only began writing and making music in 2009. Rounding out the trio, Petrovs and Supe met Edgars Oplucans (drums) during a live studio session in early 2010 and swiftly released their first two singles.