Video of The Week #220: Thallo - The Water 2

Video of The Week #220: Thallo – The Water

Thallo has shared the visual for her deliciously rich and evocative single ‘The Water‘ and it’s our video of the week.

The cinematic visual, created by Max Toblin (Director) and Dillon Steele (Director of Photography) depicts two children dressed in boiler suits, playing in the long grass of empty fields to a backdrop of towering power stations which loom ominously. As Thallo expands “Their childlike, care-free pleasure is contrasted with the power station in the background, a sinister warning that their freedom is temporary. They frantically run and play whilst the daylight is running out, cherishing the time that they have until they finally come to a halt in the dark.”

The video taps into The Water’s themes of cherishing a moment before it is gone, inspired by a relationship destined to fail, and the heartbreak of knowing of a partner’s eventual departing. Ripe with Thallo’s vulnerable, haunting vocal, spiralling down a well of tumbling percussion and jazz hewn textures, horns and swelling instrumentation that evoke the feeling of drowning, being gradually submerged by water at the rivers edge. As Thallo expands “The river is not only the love that drowns me, but it is also the relationship I can’t keep hold of.”

Thallo is the work of Elin Edwards, based between her homelands of Gwynedd, North Wales and London. In
2021 she released three singles ‘Mêl’, ‘Pressed and Preserved’ and ‘The Water’, the singles have accumulated support from Sian Eleri (Radio 1 The Chillest Show) and Huw Stephens (BBC 6 Music, Radio Cymru), with Thallo recording a session for BBC Maida Vale. Thallo has performed at The Great Escape and is set to play SXSW in 2023.

Thallo is currently working on a new bilingual (Welsh/English language) EP set for release later in the year.

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