Nell | The Day Before

April 17, 2013 § Leave a comment

I blogged about this some time ago on Modern art + style but I just wanted to revisit it for you guys.

Meet Nell. They could be considered kpop but they are unabashedly indie rock. Whatever the categorization, don’t forget to add bad ass in there somewhere. Can’t really tell you how I happened upon them but I can tell you that once I heard their stuff, I became an instant fan.

The first video from their latest project (released last year) is a piece of cinematic genius. There are network/cable dramas that don’t pack as much emotional punch or depth.

The Day Before, is a haunting piece of work. The melody saunters demurely as the melancholic lyrics are recited with a hint of resignation. It really draws you in. And this is before you even see the video that accompanies it. It’s a short story that in itself meanders at a slow, deliberate pace. The build up takes you through a stunningly shot sequence. The camera moves meticulously throughout the minimalist, modern apartment.

At any rate, hope you enjoy. And just to let you know, the title track Slip Away is my favorite song of the moment.

For more in-depth analysis on the song/band and the english translation, here’s the original post:

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