The London-based trio Daughter has finally released a video for “Youth,” a track off of their recent debut album, If You Leave, as well as their 2012 EP The Wild Youth.
The black-and-white video adopts a minimalist approach, allowing the song to speak for itself. Members Elena Tonra, Igor Haefeli and Remi Aguilella stand fixated to their designated spots, on an entirely darkened stage—save for three spotlights—and allowing themselves only enough movement to successfully play their instruments.
It’s not like the video’s darker tone doesn’t make sense for its corresponding song. “Youth” is a wistful, heavy-hearted track, with lyrics like: “And if you’re still breathing, you’re the lucky ones / ‘Cause most of us are heaving through corrupted lungs / Setting fire to our insides for fun / Collecting names of the lovers that went wrong.” The combination synchs up for a simple yet effective end result.
If You Leave is out now via Glassnote in North American and 4AD in Europe, and the video is available to watch above.