Taking the classical Greek myth of Endymion as inspiration, singer songwriter Caroline Polachek of pop duo Chairlift transports us through a meditative choral lament as the moon goddess Selene in an original music collaboration for MAKE. The story tells of her infatuation with the handsome young shepherd and her request that Zeus make him forever beautiful. Zeus grants her wish, but with a tragic twist, putting him into eternal sleep.
Known for her experimental solo performances as Ramona Lisa, she brings her highly personal and unquestionably inspired talent to this haunting, lyrical piece: an elegy to the immortalised youth, Endymion, with a special appearance by her newly wed husband, Ian Drennan. The video is directed by Adam McClelland.
Drawing on themes of light, immortality, beauty and death, this exclusive video launches alongside MAKE's new Moonlight Brightening Serum as part of the Naxos Concept Collection.
Download the free MP3 at www.makebeauty.com
"The Boy Who I'll See Again"
Written, Produced, Mixed, and Mastered by Caroline Polachek
Video Directed by Adam McClelland
Concept + Art Direction: Caroline Polachek
Makeup: William Ahrens at MAKE
Wardrobe + Styling: Andrea Toscano
Edit + Color Grade: Small Rebel Army
Cinematography : Adam Jandrup
Executive Producer: Ariana Mouyiaris, MAKE
Location: Shangri La Studio, NYC
Artist Management: We Are Free
'Endymion' played by Ian Drennan
Caroline Polachek appears courtesy of Columbia Records
Chairlift recently dropped the bombastic new jam "Ch-Ching" and unveiled plans for an upcoming LP called Moth, but that hasn't stopped Caroline Polachek from exploring other creative avenues.
She's shared a new video collaboration with MAKE Beauty, which features an original track titled "The Boy Who I'll See Again." Inspired by the myth of Endymion, the song and accompanying visuals play with themes of "light, immortality, beauty and death."
Watch the stylish black-and-white video for "The Boy Who I'll See Again" in the player above.