Video: Lil T-Shirt – “Summer”

Lil T-Shirt impressed with the track “Summer” in August, and just recently dropped a new music video for the track. The video is directed by Stockholm-based filmmaker Ottilia Wahl, who has the following to say on the project:

“Summer is the dark ending to a love story – a young woman drives her lover out to the countryside to have him killed by her friends. We don’t know why, if he knows what’s about to happen, if he goes willingly or not, or what has happened between them. We will never know.
Summer provides mystery. My inspiration for the film is the Scandinavian melancholy that the very short summers provide before we return back to darkness. The film takes place in dreamy beautiful landscapes where everything should be peaceful and happy, but something feels unsettling. I wanted to include a subtle nod to old pagan traditions where sermonic sacrifices were made to keep the Gods satisfied. I also wanted to work with a subtext of sisterhood where women unite and help each other out no matter the situation. I wanted the film to reflect both the beauty and the sadness of the song.

Summer is not your average upbeat summer story, which is why we chose to release it in late November as the darkness and cold of the season goes hand in hand with the darkness of the story.”

Swedish artist Lil T-Shirt has been generating buzz for his smooth take on lush R&B and hip-hop, proving as an aptly atmospheric supporting act for How To Dress Well, at Debaser Strand in Stockholm. His track “Summer” is a quality example at the artist’s stylistic direction, inspired by “Arthur Russell, lo- house, Steve Reich and rap music. Twinkling, minimalist beginnings stretch out into a vein of blue-skied R&B that satisfies.

“Summer” and other memorable tracks released in November can also be streamed on the Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of November 2018’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

Send your music to [email protected].

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.