Lucy Kruger & The Lost Boys present ‘Heaving’, the title track and third single from their forthcoming Heaving album, following the recently-released lead tracks ‘Burning Building’ and ‘Stereoscope’. The full-length album will be released in spring 2023 via Unique Records.
The song, which opens with a self-possessed pulse and a vocal sample that sits somewhere between a release and a reaching, pulls the listener into a distinct and surreal space – one that is both existential and immediate. There is a physicality to the sound that grounds the more elusive threads, in both sound and subject matter.
The accompanying film was created by Belgian director and motion designer Lena Nerinckx (the co-founder of Contour Collective) , and features Lucy Kruger and Lenny-Dee Doucha. Lena (who studied at both LUCA School Of Arts and Thomas More) uses film as a medium to translate thoughts and feelings into curving realms and surrealistic worlds through a focus on body language. A returning subject in her visual work is how emotions influence reality.
This piece is an intimate and intense duet between Lucy and an unknown but deeply present subject, seen and felt through a pair of hands. There is both effort and inevitability in the act of heaving and in this work. The body – both primal and performative – moves and is moved through a tender and quietly chaotic choreography. It opens its mouth and oozes. The distinction or boundary between the inside and the outside is blurred. It is both humanising and unsettling. The figure in motion, close up and dripping, becomes more landscape than limb. The video, filmed on Super 8 Reversal Film using a Canon Auto Zoom 814 camera, is beautifully stark – a visceral and compellingly uncomfortable exploration of intimacy.