Lava La Rue has just dropped the Really Very Brilliant new ‘Butter-Fly EP’ today (19th February), and is celebrating it by sharing a brand new video for one of the tracks taken from it, ‘Magpie’.
Speaking about the video, Lava explains that it’s based around the idea of “London’s subcultural history timeline personified into a person walking through a tube carriage. Showing many elements of how British Caribbean sound system culture, UK black punk, NH carnival, 2000s grime & more would become the blueprint of the contemporary music scene we know today.
“Pay close attention as each small detail represents moments of both the rise & sometimes the decline of these movements,” she explains.
You can check it out below.
The video comes as Lava drops the brilliant ‘Butter-Fly EP’, which is streaming online now. Including the singles ‘Angel’ ft Deb Never, and ‘G.O.Y.D.’ ft Clairo, it also features production from the likes of Isom Innis (Foster The People) and Vegyn (Frank Ocean). Speaking on the project, Lava states: “The whole project was made in a transitional time where I felt like I had finally found my wings and settled into a place where I was able to practice a lot of the things I believed in. I musically had pushed myself further than I had done before, to capture a dreamy emotion of falling in love, entering my 20s, shrugging of the insecurities you carry through your teens and recognising the kind of person I want to be in this world.
So the word “butterfly” made sense, but I specially split up the word into “butter” and “fly” with the hyphen because both those words by themselves has both ugly and beautiful connotations; the word butter makes me think of grease and excess but also smoothness and taste (smooth like butter), and the word fly makes me think of the insect and its connection to death & excretion but also to literally fly and be liberated. I guess it represents the process to join those words together and be transitional. The hyphen is the growing pain. Then finally it’s the follow up project after “Stitches” ….butterfly stitches, the healing of wounds.”
You can listen to the full EP below.
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