Sondre Lerche’s new music video, a quick clip for his forthcoming album’s opener and lead single, finds the singer at a backyard party. Where the other guests seem content to chat and sip their drinks, the Norweigan transplant turns up, dancing – flailing – to the music and making a mess of the scene. By the end, he’s lying on the floor.
Apparently, the video, shot in Lerche’s actual backyard with director Evan Savitt, was based on real events. He tells Rolling Stone: “On a godforsaken night last year, I was out with some new friends, and I thought I was the life of the party until somebody came up to me and told me I might as well just leave if I was going to ruin it for everyone. I had been dancing intensely and merrily while tearing down decorations and streamers all night. But then, I had apparently started trying to tear off pipes and parts of the interior of the actual building. I was that guy, which took me by surprise because I hadn’t even been drinking that much, and I usually can read my surroundings pretty well.”
Lerche is billing that forthcoming album, titled Please, as his divorce record. The LP, out September 23rd on Mona Records (pre-order it here),was written and recorded in the period following his separation from wife Mona Fastvold, whose film The Sleepwalker Lerche helped soundtrack.