Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Little Scream’s ‘Dark Dance’

Montreal’s Little Scream, aka Laurel Sprengelmeyer has unveiled the Lee Skinner-directed video for ‘Dark Dance’ from her sophomore album Cult Following, out now on Dine Alone Records.

“One night I found myself dancing alone down an alleyway, singing in the dark. The further I walked down it, the further I sunk into my memory until I felt like I might actually step into my past when I emerged on the other side. This song was born there, it starts in the present and each verse moves further into the past. The main loop in the song is from an iPhone recording I made – it’s a very lo-fi gentle thing that I got really attached to, everything else was built around it,” Sprengelmeyer said in a statement.

“‘Dark Dance’ is ostensibly a music video about the rhythms of attachment, anxiety, and courage in an obscure future. But that just represents the cooled platelets that form on the surface. It’s the turbulent mantle underneath, composed of a dreadful wonder of the natural universe, that drives those outer elements. How do we act in the face of such mystery? Do we worship it? Do we endeavour to profit from it? Do we vow to destroy it? Or do we simply bask in its violet light with a dance partner? That’s what lies at the core for our protagonists. Having the capacity to run and jump. To be sad, mad, and silly. To agree and disagree harmoniously in a dance at the threshold to the void,” Skinner added in a statement.

Catch Little Scream on the following dates;

Jul 16-17 – Vancouver, BC @ Vancouver Folk Festival

Jul 22 – New York, NY @ Panorama Music and Arts Festival

Jul 23 – Oro-Medonte, ON @ WayHome Music & Arts Festival

July 25 – Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix*

July 26 – Ottawa, ON @ Algonquin Commons Theatre*

July 28 – Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre*

Jul 30 – Sackville, NB @ Sappy Fest

Aug 12 – Eau Claire, WI @ Eaux Claires Festival

Oct 28-30 – New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Music Experience

 * w/ Beirut

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