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Video: Alexia Avina – If I’m the one that you need

Alexia Avina–one half of Montreal faves Best Fern–lulls you into a sense of contemplative harmony on her latest video. Shot in Germany and directed by Miriam Brellenthin, the saturated colours, wispy movements all welcome you into a dreamlike realm that we could honestly live in for all eternity. Adding to that sense of calm is the absolutely gorgeous track from Avina, testing the extent that we are able to take “dream-pop” as a literal term.

“If I’m the one that you need” is the first released track from her upcoming Surrender EP, an experimental/ambient split tape with Desert Bloom, out April 12 on Moon Boy Records. Those in Montreal simply must attend the release show that day, that is if you want to feel serenity in your life.

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Alexia Avina – Song 36

Hospitals aren’t the first things we’d associate with fun and friendships, but an abandoned one becomes the backdrop for some whimsical friend-building activities — like braiding hair or having a snack surrounded by plants — in this video by Montreal‘s Alexia Avina. You may recognize her voice from her other project, Best Fern, and we’re thrilled to hear some solo work from her!

The song is sweet and slightly sad and beautifully sung, and the visuals’ empty surroundings are a reminder of the loneliness that can lie just outside a fulfilling friendship, which can disappear as quickly as the next frame. But like the sunlight streaming onto the floor, we’re coming away from this song feeling optimistic.

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