Popforward: Saint Lou Lou
Mysterious Aussie/Swedish twin duo Saint Lou Lou managed to win me over with just one perfect little gem of downtempo dream-pop. “Maybe You”, their first and only song to date, is a sublime synth-pop ballad with an ’80s-indebted ‘quiet storm’ vibe. It’s melancholy yet hopeful, subdued yet tender. It’s the kind of track you can imagine yourself hearing on the radio in the back of a taxi cab on a rainy late-summer night. In fact, I’m surprised they didn’t add thunderstorm sound effects to the intro, so I guess I’ll make do with an open tab of Rainymood.com.
The music video is a gorgeous, sensually-shot black-and-white slo-mo affair. Watch it below, and check out some excellent remixes after the jump.
The duo just released a remix EP of the track of ultra-cool French label Kitsuné, mostly known for much higher BPMs. While the original is as beautiful as it is, the remixes are all of a unusually high quality and offer something different for each. The “Le Crayon & Oxford Remix” aims for the club speakers, Good Night Keaton offers a balearic disco makeover. CFCF‘s mix is on point as usual, but my favorite has to be the Pyramid one, which extends the original mood into something more ambient. Stream the latter two, and download the handy mini mix if you’re strapped for time.
STREAM: Saint Lou Lou – Maybe You (Pyramid Remix)
STREAM: Saint Lou Lou – Maybe You (CFCF Remix)
MP3: Saint Lou Lou – Maybe You Minimix
“Maybe You” is without no doubt one of my top tracks of 2012, and I literally can’t wait for the music video to come out, and perhaps more where this comes from!