Norwegian multi-instrumentalist Sylvaine (Kathrine Shepard) share a stunning music video for the first single »Nowhere, Still Somewhere« taken from her fourth studio album, »Nova«, due out on March 4th, 2022 via Season Of Mist.
“I have been waiting for this day for so long, to finally share some new music with all of you. »Nowhere, Still Somewhere« is the first glimpse of my upcoming 4th album »Nova«, to be released on March 4th 2022. A highly personal song, from a highly personal album, »Nowhere, Still Somewhere« expresses the feeling of losing control, being unable to hold on to things or to move forward, despite how many efforts are made. It’s as vulnerable as it’s strong, and seemed like a natural introduction to an album full of opposites, that is saturated with emotions.
Here’s the video for the song, made by the talented Linnea Syversen, with help from Grayscale, Hogan McLaughlin and Follo Folkehøgskole ❤ Truly hope it can make you feel.” says Sylvaine.
From Season Of Mist:
Norwegian multi-instrumentalist Sylvaine will be releasing her fourth studio album, »Nova«, on March 4, 2021! The musician is now releasing the first single, »Nowhere, Still Somewhere«, which is accompanied by a hauntingly beautiful music video. The clip, which was directed by Linnea Syversen, can be found at THIS LOCATION.
Sylvaine comments on the track and video: “»Nowhere, Still Somewhere« was one of the last songs I wrote for »Nova«, and expresses the feeling of losing control, being unable to hold on to things or to move forward, despite how many efforts are made. Being a very personal song, on a very personal record, I knew the video for this song would be an intimate one, making the choice of director key. From the moment I meet Linnea Syversen, I knew she would be the perfect person to create such a special project with. Besides the help of Grayscale, who shot some amazing drone footage for us, and Hogan Mclaughlin, who lent us one of his wonderful garments, this video was created solely by Linnea and I, letting us go into this creative bubble together and spend hour upon hour shooting clips to underlie the emotional quality that »Nowhere, Still Somewhere« holds. The video is fragile and strong all at once, abstract, yet touching and visually showcases the duality that is forever present in my music.”
Video director Linnea Syversen adds: “To work with Kathrine Shepard/Sylvaine has been very inspiring and exciting. »Nowhere, Still Somewhere« is touching and strong at the same time and I instantly had images popping up into my mind while listening to the song for the first time. We had some real challenging shooting days, some of which were also really cold, but Kathrine was amazingly dedicated and resilient. After this collaboration, I’m left with a lot of good memories and feel so excited to show this one off to the world.”
Video by Linnea Syversen
Drone operator – Grayscale
Dress – Hogan Mclaughlin
Additional editing – Guilherme Henriques
Photo by Andy Julia
Sylvaine solidifies her place at the apex of the atmospheric metal pantheon with her brand new full-length, »Nova«. The multi-instrumentalist’s latest offering is a deeply emotional journey, swinging like a pendulum between meditative spirituality and raw vulnerability. Sylvaine’s ethereal voice elevates the record’s dreamy aura, enchanting the listener with its heavenly darkness.
02. Mono No Aware
03. Nowhere, Still Somewhere
05. I Close My Eyes So I Can See
06. Everything Must Come To An End