Copenhagen’s musical underground continues to shoot new rock bands up through the asphalt. Now the next longhaired seed, in form of the seven-piece band Red Lama, is sprouting and is on its way to break through. The band is ready with a music video for their track The World is Yours. The track is at the same time the first single of the upcoming record by Red Lama, which is to be released primo 2016.
Red Lama settles in the slipstream of other current Danish bands with a taste for psychedelic expression and sound, such as De Underjordiske, Spids Nøgenhat, Papir and Fribytterdrømme. Red Lama find themselves between different parts of the rock genre with inspiration drawn from musical traditions from Iran and Mali.
The debut album, which is still untitled, is a bold move, where all the tracks are recorded as live sessions in TAPF studio in order to maintain an authentic and vivid sound. At the same time it makes apparent that Red Lama is a band that plays together, has experience and does not compromise the team effort that a seven-piece band requires live.
"We try to challenge the composition without making it too abstract and emphasize that we do not relate to a specific kind of genre of rock music. The intention is to create a powerful expression. We call it Moodrock where the rationale is that dreams are free, "says the lead singer Johannes Havemann Kissov Linnet.
The video for the first single, The World is Yours is directed by the Dutch artist Iris Deppe that previously has made music videos for the musical relatives in Fribytterdrømme.
"When making a music video I try not to focus too much on the lyrics and more on the atmosphere of the song. In this case the song The World is Yours by Red Lama has a very apocalyptic feel to it, whilst being mysterious at the same time. In a way it feels like a love song written for the earth that ends violently. Because there’s so much happening in the song I decided to go for a moving collage style where different kinds of filmed fragments are being shown, kind of like pattern puzzles, leaving it up to the viewer to piece everything together. Towards the end of the video everything starts to fall apart, melting into multi-coloured shapes. I got that idea while strolling around the Nørrebro lakes one evening and watching the reflections of all the lights casting long, melting shapes into the water., "says Iris Deppe.
Red Lama's debut album is released on the brand new record label All Good Clean Records, and is just now entering the mixing phase.