Goodnight Louisa – Hollow God (Video Premiere)
Watch the music video for Hollow God by Edinburgh's Goodnight Louisa, the new solo project from SKJØR's Louise McCraw
Goodnight Louisa is the new solo project from SKJØR frontwoman Louise McCraw, which sees her ditching the indie-pop/rock of her band and going down a darker electronic, synth-pop route. When we heard her debut single, Hollow God, we were instantly hooked. With a vocal akin to Daughter's Elena Tonra, the track itself is reminiscent of Frou Frou's Let Go; it wouldn’t be out of place on the Garden State soundtrack and we can’t wait to hear what else is to come from the Edinburgh artist.
The Skinny are delighted to be premiering the video for Hollow God, which you can watch in the above YouTube player (click here if it’s not displaying correctly). "The footage for Hollow God was filmed by my family circa 1964," McCraw tells us. "The film had been lying in my Great Aunt’s basement for years, untouched. It hadn’t been seen for about 50 years. When I discovered the footage I was haunted by its sheer beauty. I became so involved in the film project that I began dreaming about it every night, dreaming that I was in it.
"The film features my Aunt Nan and my Grandfather, and is dedicated to the little boy in the film, Michael, my uncle. It’s some of the only video footage of his life. He died ten years later as the result of a tragic car accident. I think what’s comforting is that my family possess all the same features, the blue eyes, the same facial structure and that cheeky smile.
"The song itself came about when I was reading To Throw Away Unopened by 70s punk musician Viv Albertine. A book about growing up in the 50s and the inevitable loss of your parents. But I drew a lot of inspiration from Michael to write this song, that no matter when we think we've lost someone, they still live within us, in the curve of an eye, through the length of a nose, through our mannerisms, we will carry them forever."
Hollow God is out now; Goodnight Louisa plays Xpo North, Inverness, 3-4 Jul; King Tut's Summer Nights, Glasgow, 28 Jul