BEST NEW TRACKS: EVA & THE HEARTMAKER "TOLD YOU"

12/12/14
Eva & The Heartmaker - Told You

Husband-Wife Norwegian synth pop duo Eva Weel Skram and Thomas Stenersen make music as  Eva & The Heartmaker. The video for their new single, "Told You," will inevitably be one the best things you see today.

A single-take, mini-master piece directed by Kenneth Karlstad, "Told You" tells an insane and riveting tale that feels like the vivid retelling of a nightmare. As if Karlstad need another degree of difficulty, he also decided to shoot 18 minutes of video and use time-lapse to reduce it to a tidy 4 minutes and 36 seconds. This means that the parts where Eva is singing, she's doing so at 1/4 speed in order to make everything synch up in the end.

Here's what Karlstad told YourMusicToday.com about what had to be a logistically crazy shoot.

“We aimed at nailing it by three takes, and the take you just saw was the last and only take that worked. It was the craziest shooting day I’ve ever experienced. It was raining the whole 14-hour day. I’m glad it rained now, but we were very close not to getting it since the electronics started to fail one by one.”

Take a gander at what's certainly one of the most impressive music videos I've ever seen. Great song too.

 

EVA & THE HEARTMAKER "TOLD YOU"

Apparently music is worth way more to everyone in Norway, because best I can tell, this song will cost you over 3K on the Norwegian version of iTunes.

Eva & the Heartmaker - itunes

We'll leave you now with the lyrics for Eva & The Heartmaker "Told You."

i told you, i wanna know you
i wanna feel you, i wanna breathe you
i wanna kiss you until the day you die
i told you, i wanna see you
i wanna make you mine because i need you
then i’ll love you until the day i die
so don’t ever forget you’re mine
 
so tell me you’ll never leave me
i wanna tie you down ‘til you believe me
then i’ll whisper, “i’ll always be around”
you see i told you, i wanna have you
i wanna own the right to hold you
then i won’t let go until the end of time
so don’t ever forget you’re mine
 
how can you look the other way
when i’m begging you to stay
it’s eating me alive, that you always run and hide
 
i told you, i wanna know you
i wanna feel you, i wanna breathe you
i wanna kiss you until the day you die
you see i told you, i wanna have you
i wanna own the right to hold you
and then i won’t let go until the end of time
so don’t ever forget you’re mine
 
so how can you look the other way
when i’m begging you to stay
it’s eating me alive, that you always run and hide

don’t say that it’s too late
when i’m asking you to wait
i’m scared i’ll lose my mind ‘cause you’re leaving me behind
 
i told you, i wanna know you
i wanna feel you, i wanna breathe you
i wanna kiss you until the day you die

 

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