London based singer-songwriter Alessi’s Ark AKA Alessi Laurent-Marke releases a warming video this winter for the single ‘DLD (Door Light Dream)’ from her new album Love is the Currency, produced by Mercury Prize nominated producer Jago Jago, and in collaboration with Felix and Will White of the Maccabees.
DLD (Door.Light.Dream), is the directorial debut for long-time friends Aude Chagnon-Caument and Paris based photographer, Julien Bourgeois. Having collaborated on the album cover of Love is the Currency, Julien and Aude were the natural pairing for Alessi’s new video.
DLD captures the closing of British summertime on the beautiful Isle of Wight. Weaving through the hills and along the coast, the video follows two strangers while they independently traverse the same route through a Victorian seaside town. For a moment, their paths intersect. However, the strangers never actually meet.
The video closes as Alessi discovers a photograph of the two strangers together, looking out to sea, and we’re left wondering whether the photo is a premonition of the two strangers eventually finding one another.
Hailing from Hammersmith, Alessi Laurent-Marke takes influence from bands such as Broken Social Scene to incorporate electronic elements into folk songwriting. Her work has seen her tour with the likes of Laura Marling, Jenny Lewis, M. Ward and John Grant.
Alessi’s Ark will be performing a string of live dates across the UK in Spring 2018 following a tour of Japan as well as a US stint with Jake Bellows (Neva Dinova / Whispertown).
Alessi’s Ark Tour Dates
Japan tour dates:
March 14 (Wed) @ Ehime・Miroco Cafe
March 15 (Thu) @ Hiroshima・Babaji
March 17 (Sat) @ Nagoya・Mirakuza
March 18 (Sun) @ Tokyo ・Nui. Hostel ＆ Bar Lounge
March 21 (Wed) @ Kobe・THE GARDEN PLACE SOSHUEN「Mikage Romance 2018」w/ ICHI, Rachael Dadd, Tennis Coats
March 23 (Fri) @ Tottori・Bento
March 24 (Sat) @ Onomichi・venue TBC w/ ICHI, Rachael Dadd
March 25 (Sun) @ Kobe・ Guggenheim House
UK Tour – May – more dates TBC
May 14th – Cuban Embassy ・Birmingham
May 18th – 81 Renshaw ・Liverpool
May 19th – Hyde Park Book Club ・Leeds
May 20th – Surfcafe ・Tynemouth
May 27th – The Keep ・Guildford
US tour dates – June 1st – 21st
June 6th (Wed) @ The Wayfarer・Costa Mesa CA
Photo Credit: Julien Bourgeois