Watford based alternative sextet Lakes have announced their debut album The Constance LP to be released 2nd August 2019. To celebrate the news the band are streaming a brand new music video for the lead single Constance.
Commenting on the single, vocalist/guitarist Roberto Cappellina said:
“The heart of the song is about breaking out of a toxic relationship; something which is often easier said than done. When you’re in a less than ideal situation, be it an abusive relationship, or a one-sided friendship, your judgement can be clouded by wanting to believe that things will improve, even when the scales are so imbalanced. ‘Constance’ is about waking up, trusting your gut, kicking over those scales and moving forwards.”
The music video is the first of ten music videos planned to support the release of the band’s debut album The Constance which follows on from two earlier EP’s The Tahoe EP and The Geneva EP and was directed and edited by the band with the help of a close friend.
“The video was the first I’ve directed and edited, and was shot in an afternoon by a friend of the band, Amar Chundravadra. It’s the first of ten videos and each will follow on from the other story-wise, almost like a mini-series. We wanted to do something simple with no dialogue or opportunity for terrible acting,” explains Roberto.
“The concept is Sam running through the woods, having just dodged a massive bullet by running away from her wedding, although this isn’t apparent until the big reveal right at the end when she reaches a lake (water = freedom = lakes = sickening metaphor!)”
Earning their stripes in pubs and clubs of the Watford music scene, Lakes have been emboldened with a DIY attitude that was born from frustration of life on the peripheries of a capital city. Taking influence from mid-western emo, math rock and alternative indie, the group’s independent attitude has led them to record all their own music, produce their own music videos and with families of their own – organise child-friendly matinee gigs in their hometown.
What began as a naming convention for drummer Matthew Shaw’s acoustic demos quickly developed into a sextet, bonding over a love of artists like American Football, Minus The Bear and Into It Over It and completed by the addition of Sam Neale on vocals and glockenspiel adding to the bands unique trademark sound.
‘The Constance’ will be released officially on 2nd August on Friend of Mine Records, with a limited-edition lake blue vinyl available through The LP Café.
LAKES live dates:
June 23rd – Watford, Pump House Theatre
July 10th – London, Sebright Arms
July 19th – Watford, The One Crown
Further live dates TBA