VIDEO REVIEW: Little Children “Impala”

Little Children

Swedish singer Linus Lutti, known for the lush, orchestral indie pop he makes under the name Little Children, is set to release his sophomore album Walk Within this September. To herald its arrival, Little Children debuted the music video for the record’s second single “Impala.” Consistent with his signature sound, the song features airy vocals, steady percussion, and a grounding piano line. The video features a young boy – presumably in North Korea – with big dreams of space exploration. It’s a universal dream that almost anyone can relate to – at one point in our lives, we all had dreams of exploring the big unknown, of going further. The song’s hypnotic, repetitive feel adds to creating a dreamscape that is expansive and unlimited. It’s a whimsical feature, full of childhood imagination and ambition that matches the song in feeling and pace. The “Impala” visuals were directed by fellow Swedish musician Ted Malmros of Shout Out Louds.

Little Children debuted in 2010 with the full-length album In Silence, showcasing contemplative, melodic sounds reminiscent of Boy & Bear and Bon Iver. Since then, the singer has been steadily releasing music in preparation for his second album. He has enjoyed some exposure in the U.S., playing at festivals like SXSW and opening for bands like Shout Out Louds. His brand of pop music is calm and multilayered; besides his intricate lyrics, there’s also precise instrumentation and husky vocals that add to the dream world created by his music. “Impala” also appears as a b-side on the “By Your Side” 7″ out now on Swedish label Kning Disk.

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