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 ‘Venilia’ a music video from Lunar Bird.
Today, we’re bringing some summer vibes to this autumn day with ‘Venilla’ from Lunar Bird, a Cardiff-based art-pop collective. The beauty sun-drenched music video, which premiered in August, comes from Eliseo Di Malto and pairs with the indie dream-pop single.
Lunar Bird formed in Italy back in 2017, joining Roberta Musillami and Eliseo Di Malto who released their debut art-pop EP a year later in 2018, which was followed by a debut album in 2021. Following a positive reception, fans are now eagerly awaiting a new album promised for next year in 2023.
Lunar Bird said: “When she came to visit me, I believe it was early afternoon. I was in bed, reading the ceiling. I felt like the last survivor from a galaxy far, far away. Venilia opened the window and invited the wind and that lapping that slowly swamped me. Unexpectedly the bed began to float and I found myself in the open sea. I closed my eyes and decided to let Vanilla’s breath guide me.”
“I could feel the waves breaking, the shore getting closer and closer. Then I got there, castaway and touched by the gods.The sandy shore was hot and dazzling white. My feet sank into it and all I could do was dance. A disconnected hallucinated swaying reconnected me with every newborn creature, with all that is ancient and ancestral I had lost, with my body, my past, with my loved ones and those I missed. All became clearly illegible. Accurate in its marvelous inaccuracy. I existed, that was all. No control. Venilia would sing. I danced”
You can watch the music video for ‘Venilia’ from Lunar bird below.
Lunar Bird is streaming in all the usual places.