This is Video of the Week from Wales Arts Review. We’ll be showcasing some of the best art in Wales with a new video shared every week. From music to drama and everything in between, videos will not be limited by medium. Today’s video is ‘Llyn Llawenydd’ by Papur Wal.
It’s Welsh Language Music Day, so today we’re taking a look back at the music video for ‘Llyn Llawenydd’ from Papur Wal. A single off their debut album, ‘Amser Mynd Adra’ (Time To Go Home), which was released in October via Libertino Records, this track is full of sunshine to warm this cold February Friday. The video was shot by Jacob Hodges on an Elmo Super103t camera and edited by Shiwan Gwyn.
Formed in Cardiff but originating from north Wales, the three piece – Ianto (guitar/vocal), Gwion (vocals/bass) and Guto (vocals/drums) – have characterised their debut as a coming-of-age album. The band describing it as a reflection on “moving out from living with friends into the rest of your life, the fear of missing out, the everyday existential crisis, the guilt that comes with not knowing what to do next, separation anxiety and a new way of living your life that makes it all the more difficult to go back to do what you used to do”.
‘Llyn Llawenydd’ is the first song which Gwion and Ianto attempted to write together, they have described it as the “place you can go with the people that matter, to get away from it all. It isn’t necessarily a lake, and the weather isn’t always perfect, but you’ll come home feeling better, thinking about it till you can go back again”.
You can watch the music video for ‘Llyn Llawenydd’ by Papur Wal below.
Amser Mynd Adra by Papur Wal is streaming on Spotify now.