Her pays poignant homage to late Simon Carpentier in “We Choose”
Last year, we heard the sad news of the passing of Simon Carpentier, co-founder of Parisian duo Her. As a way of paying him homage, Victor Solf delivers of their more intimate rendition to date.
“We Choose” is the first track released after the announcement of the heartbreaking news. Directed by Antoine Poulet and Giorgio Martinoliin Palais d’Iéna in Paris, the video shows with grace Simon‘s shadow over Victor silhouette. About the video and the meaning of the song, Victor Solf stated:
“We Choose” was the first Her song we wrote after our previous band ended. We wrote it overnight. It was a statement about why we were continuing and about this strong faith we had into our music because we couldn’t do anything else. It’s the song with which we were opening all of our live shows for the past 18 months, and it felt like the right moment to release it now—as a reason why Her needs to pursue this quest for hope and life. The video tries to illustrate the impossible: the absence of Simon, half of Her and my closest collaborator for 10 years. There is a sort of beautiful melancholia to the video. The basic premise was ‘what would we do if Simon was still here?’ So everything is framed for two and meant for Simon to have a place of expression.
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