L'Orange x Blu - "Need You" [Official Video]
L’Orange follows the spring release of The Orchid Days LP with the official video for the Blu-assisted single “Need You” directed by EmaLee Arroyo. The clip described as a “post-apocalyptic Adam & Eve story” comes chock full of end-of-days imagery including the requisite gas masks and tagged up ruins that likely rule many people’s visions of what the world might look like after the fall of civilization. The star-crossed leads fall deep enough into the abyss of young love to let their guards down just before the record stops short. The video arrives with a note from Arroyo on the creative process and her inspiration for the clip:
“As a multi-media artist coming from a back ground in performance and video art, the first time I heard L’Orange’s “Need You” I was struck with the songs dichotomy of beauty and melancholy.I wanted to create a world, a universe where this song could live and breathe to reveal and tease out the tension of these themes . The gorgeous ebbs and flows of the song partnered with the rhymes of Blu push the boundaries for the possibilities for imagery. With the amazing space of Murphy’s Ranch practically in my back yard I was inspired to develop a post apocalyptic Adam and Eve story that again would play off of the themes of beauty and melancholy. Creating a more cinematic and filmic treatment allowed for collaboration with fellow artists to explore this post apocalyptic world where choosing life may mean choosing death.” – EmaLee Arroyo
Check the footage below to watch the official video for “Need You.” Purchase The Orchid Days LP via iTunes. Stay tuned for more from L’Orange.