Introducing Fyah and Ollie, who are alternative dark-pop outfitOne Eleven. Hailing from London the duo have just revealed their debut single‘Mai Mai’and a stunning self-produced lo-fi video to accompany their first release. The duo are distinguished by the sultry tone of Fyah’s vocals, their lo-fi dark musical arrangement and the hypnotic lament of guitarist Ollie.
‘Mai-Mai’s’’foreboding lyrics of a star-crossed love were born from the gothic landscape of the highlands, where they filmed their first video. They describe their debut single as being inspired by,‘A riff we were playing at the time triggered something – weaving together the way we were feeling with fantasy. It’s about ghosts, reflective and dreamlike, the bitter sweet nature of memory.’
Photographic artist and director Ivar Wigan (director of ‘Real Bad Gal’ by Vybz Kartel) took the duo to the Isle Of Skye where the wild landscape of the west coast feature as the perfect backdrop for Mai Mai’s. The powerful visuals crackle to life from the outset with distorted imagery of ancient pyramid shaped mountains. Monochrome scenes are offset by electric pink flowers, flickering camera glitches and lo-fi grain.
One Eleven first crossed paths in the halls of Studio One: Fyah was working for Bryan Ferry and assisting all-night recording sessions with Prince and his band. Guitar prodigy Ollie was playing with Roxy Music, having toured with them from the age of 17, and co-writing tracks with Bryan Ferry featuring some the biggest names in music, including Nile Rodgers, Flea and Johnny Marr.
You can catch One Eleven live atThe Bermondsey Social Club in London on September 11th, 2019.