Basia Bulat releases new video for 'Love Is At The End Of The World'
1 December 2020
From her album 'Are You In Love?'
Singer-songwriter Basia Bulat releases a new video for the song “Love is at the End of the World” directed by Nora Rosenthal. This is the closing track on her most recent critically acclaimed album Are You in Love?, released in the spring via Secret City Records and produced by Jim James of My Morning Jacket.
Basia explains the inspiration behind the song and video; “It began as a prayer of gratitude to friends who helped me through one of my darkest moments and became a promise to myself to always choose love over fear. We filmed this video in February before the world changed a thousand times over. It’s been such a hard year for so many - whenever I feel like the world is ending I know that at the same time so much love is being built into a new one.”
She goes on to say of the video; “The video’s dancers - Eryn Tempest and Hanako Hoshimi-Caines - brought a special energy and a spirit of rebirth to the video. I worked with Nora Rosenthal and Brian Sokolowski on all the videos for this album, and I’m thankful for Nora’s beautiful direction on this one and Brian’s dancing while holding a *really* heavy camera!”
Of “Love is at the End of the World” EXCLAIM! said “one of Bulat's best songs; beginning with only Bulat's voice and electric piano, "Love Is at the End of the World" is soft at first, like early morning whispers under the covers, but it steadily grows louder as more instruments enter the fold. A little over the halfway mark, the song explodes into beautiful, electric guitar-led cacophony and Bulat's message gets more urgent: "love is at the end of the world." It is, especially right now, a vital declaration that even in hard times, you have to hold on to love.”
Bulat explains, “Throughout this whole record, I was struggling between keeping it together and letting go, between holding onto old narratives or accepting what's before me.” The album represents this time of death and grief, but also forgiveness, reinvention and love.
“Are You In Love” received rave reviews around the world, notably in The Independent (★★★★), MOJO (★★★★), Metro (★★★★), La Presse (★★★★) and Uncut to only name a few.
Bulat is a three-time Polaris Music Prize finalist and has been nominated for three JUNO Awards. She is known for her extensive touring and vibrant live shows that feature her powerful voice and multi-instrument skills - switching from piano, to autoharp, to charango, to guitar with the greatest of ease.
She has performed at such prestigious festivals as Montreux Jazz Festival, Austin City Limits and Newport Folk Festival and has performed for audiences at venues like Carnegie Hall, Royal Theater Carré and headlined at Massey Hall. She has shared the stage with acts including Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, St Vincent, Daniel Lanois, Arcade Fire, Neko Case, Beirut, Tune-yards, Lord Huron and Sufjan Stevens. Most recently she co-produced and co-wrote songs with Meg Remy for the new U.S. Girls album: Heavy Light and co-produced the soon to be released debut album from Kass Richards, The Language Shadow.