Left. show just how messy heartbreak can be in ‘Thank Me Later’ video

Sydney electro duo LEFT. have shared a visually stunning new video to accompany their latest single ‘Thank Me Later’. Produced by Entropico, who have also given us videos from Horrorshow, Joyride and Methyl Ethel, the clip uses the muted pink and purple tones of a melting rainbow Paddle Pop to complement Left.‘s chronicle of a sticky breakup.

The video revolves around vocalist Sarah Corry’s expressions as she sings lyrics that cut to the heart of any relationship. The textures and colours are richly painted with moody lighting, and the swirling, melting ice-cream with a life of its own is mesmerising. Corry is often surrounded by smoke and light, her silhouette flashing in the shadows, thanks to some intriguing visual magic.

Left. have been building a following for years, but they truly burst onto the scene in 2016 with ‘No Way’, a catchy anthem to independence, respect and bodily autonomy. In a similar vein, ‘Thank Me Later’ plumbs deep wells of emotion with a light musical touch, blending a synth pop vibe and smooth grooves with Corry’s unique voice. Guitarist/producer Jono Graham makes up the other half of Left., and on this track they have teamed up with producer Cam Parkin to create an raw, introspective ballad with an indie sensibility.

“It’s been almost a year since our last single, but we’ve been busy working on a new EP,” explains Sarah. “We’ve lifted our game and finessed ideas a lot more at the production level. We’re really excited for people to hear this song, and the rest of the work we’ve been hibernating over. This goes out to all the heartbreakers and heartbreak takers.”

‘Thank Me Later’ is the first single off Left.’s upcoming EP ‘Stay/Go’, to be released in Spring 2017. The EP will apparently explore the repercussions of making one seemingly small decision. Left. will launch ‘Thank Me Later’ on September 2 at the Botany View Hotel in Newtown, with support from Spirals.

Words by Molly McLaughlin

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