Video Premiere: In Atlas – ‘Softer Heart’

‘Softer Heart’ offers a glimpse into In Atlas’ first solo album Venus Forever, due to be released on January 13th 2023. In 2019 ‘In Atlas’ lived in Greece and shared the Athens-based post-punk outfit V.V.I.A. with her Cretan music partner and roommate ‘Venus Volcanism’.

By the end of 2019, they had just finished their debut album. As they were preparing to go on tour with it at the beginning of 2020, global lockdowns came along. Circumstances forced ‘In Atlas’ to stay in Copenhagen, physically separating the platonic couple. Steeped in uncertainty and feeling like a massive part of her had gone missing, In Atlas delved into the theme of platonic love as the foundation for her first solo album. She explores the facets of love without a body and uses the album as a catalyst for the emotions that arose from this state of longing. 

The video is a nostalgic summer dreamscape set on the magical island of Crete, among the olive trees, surrounded by the turquoise ocean and draped in bougainvillea. Shot with a small handycam around the island in May ’22 we tried to capture the colours and the magic of the place.

Venus Forever is an emotionally charged art-pop record, weaving euphoric synths and thunderous drums, with oneiric field recordings and haunting vocals. It is seething beauty and blasts of longing, it is wildfire and its brittle remains.

Venus Forever album release party: 13th of January 2023 at Christianshavns Beboerhus, Copenhagen, DK. Line-up: In Atlas (live) feat. Heva Vaupel, Venus Volcanism (live), Sofia Cerqueira feat. Frigge Fri (screening)

Filmed by: In Atlas
Additional filming: Kathrine Skibsted
Edited by: Kathrine Skibsted
Colorgrading: Emil Aagaard
Graphics: Alexander Salomonsen
Feature Photo: Emil Aagaard & Frigge Fri
Styling: Nanna Bernholm


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