Sometimes one detail leaps at you and holds your emotions, especially when it comes to visuals. I watch myself coming back to this live video of Korallreven performing one of the best tracks off of last years “An Album by Korallreven” in San Francisco this march. Marcus Joons and Daniel Tjäder (The Radio Dept.) are supported by a live guitar player, which adds that little something to the track, pushing it into awesomeness.
The soft lighting, the camera shifting in and out of focus and the superb sound quality help to make this video a treat, but it is that little white flower behind Joons’ ear that gets to me in the end. It perfectly carries the vulnerability and the tender spirit of Korallreven’s music and touches me more than anything else here. A great thanks to Pitchfork for hosting it.