Last week The Control Group released El Perro Del Mar’s chilling third single “I Was A Boy”. The down-tempo track that stands out strong amongst its dancey counterparts on El Perro Del Mar’s fourth LP Pale Fire, is made available to fans above. This morning El Perro Del Mar has offered up the music video for “I Was A Boy”, a live take of the song directed by Swedish directors Belle & Light, via Entertainment Weekly. The filmmaking duo who pride themselves on finding innovative ways of capturing “the live moment” place Sarah Assbring (otherwise known as El Perro Del Mar) against a stark background, letting her lyrics and delivery fill the spotlight. Belle & Light also directed the music video for “Hold off the Dawn” which debuted in December, check it out now courtesy of Pitchfork.
Of the poignant song, Sarah shares, “As a kid I was a tomboy for a long time. It didn’t really occur to me that I was a girl until I started school. Reluctantly I then accepted the rules of ‘what’s expected of you as a girl or a boy’. Falling in love reminded me of the feeling of being undefined by anyone as anything. Of just being. Of feeling. Of being loved.” Sarah provides viewers with the following picture, which was taken in her adolescent years.
Lastly, famed fashion publication Glamour spoke with Sarah recently and has offered up UK’s rising producer/DJ Vessel’s remix of “Hold off the Dawn” (which appears on the digital single of “I Was A Boy”). The song is now available to all on Soundcloud.
Pale Fire, called “a weighty collection of experimental pop songs” by NPR, was released in November of 2012, but continues to burn bright.