Kicking off another premiere week, we are starting things over with an eerie yet exciting new music video for “Bones” by Azraq Sahara.
About the song and video, Azraq comments:
Bones is a love song; it is about having the courage to follow your heart and love someone without holding back your feelings, being “naked” -literally and metaphorically- and allowing this other person to really see you, even if it breaks your heart.
I had this image of these Sirens luring Ulyses and his men with their enchanting music into falling in love and maybe into their trap. Because falling in love is beautiful and magical but you never know how it could end.
Shooting the video was fun because we literally drove out at dawn and got lost somewhere in the woods and that’s how we shot it.
Azraq Sàhara formed in Athens, Greece, in 2013 as the personal project of singer and songwriter Sara D. Satàn. Her first home recordings and early live performances were a lo-fi amalgam of beach pop and surf melodies.
Following a year of writing and experimenting with fellow artists in the Athenian psych scene, the band emerged in 2015 with their 11-track debut album, ‘Radamenes’, via Athens based TBMR Records. The album is a continuation of the band’s early sound, but dives deeper into their Mediterranean origins, to take you on a journey from the Sahara Desert to the Californian coast. When asked to describe their own music they call it ‘Desert Goth’, “it’s surf guitars and jungle drums mixed with Mediterranean influences, from folk and Eastern melodies to sea sounds and desert winds.”
Now based in Manchester, UK, and with a newly settled line-up, Azraq Sàhara are bringing their self- styled “Desert Goth” to British audiences and plan to release a new EP soon.