The five members of Amason have been busy this year. They won the Swedish Grammy for Album of the Year for their debut album Sky City, followed closely by the release of their California Airport Love EP in which their cover of The Mamas and The Papas song “California Dreamin‘” was the soundtrack to the H&M Loves Coachella campaign that included a stunning live session of the song that can be seen HERE. Now they release the brilliant video for their cover of Foreigner’s “I Want To Know What Love Is,” all while also writing and touring with their other projects.
WATCH “I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS” HERE via PITCHFORK
Penned by Mick Jones of Foreigner during a bout of insomnia in 1984, Amason’s cover of the song doesn’t stray far from the original but offers a fresh perspective as well as a woman’s touch as lead singer Amanda Bergman’s breathy vocals lead you by the heart strings from beginning to end. Directed by Filip Nilsson and starring Erick Lundqvist, the video came about as a result of seeing the band play the song live and a conversation between the two shortly after about Erick’s struggle to find love and understanding. It follows one man’s all encompassing journey as he searches for one of the world’s most mysterious, elusive and loving creatures…the Yeti aka Bigfoot. Filmed in Brazil, Sweden and Switzerland over the span of 6 months, “I Want To Know What Love Is” is a beautiful video that watches more like a short film, filled with a range of emotions as diverse as the countries visited. Will the two ever find each other? Watch the Pitchfork premiere and find out.