Taken By Trees is back with a new video for “Only You.” Directed by Armen Harootun, the video sets out to explore the themes of love and sensual joy. Watch above. You can download the song now at iTunes and Amazon.
“To me the idea of the video came from the resistance of another idea. I became tired of watching videos of the same thing: a man chasing a woman, or visa versa. It seemed appropriate to consider love as something that doesn’t have to be between a man and a woman. The video is a showcase, not a demonstration of that idea.” – Armen Harootun
In addition to video, we have a new “Only You” remix to share. Created by LA producer Belief (EI-P, Murs, Kate Boy), the track slowly builds over the tropical beat to a synthy dance jam. Stream below.
Taken By Trees put together a new mixtape for Under The Radar, and it is a perfect way to enter your weekend. Victoria chose songs from her iTunes top rotation, leaving no one safe from this mix. We’re talking songs from Miguel, Augustus Pablo, Kendrick Lamar, Fleetwood Mac and more. Stream below.
Victoria is currently on tour. You can see her tommorrow in Oslo. Full list of dates HERE.
While we were out on holiday, Taken By Trees performed live on Swedish TV Channel 4′s Nyhetsmorgon. Watch Victoria and her band play “Dreams” and “Only You” at The Line of Best Fit!
You’ll also find Taken By Trees’ Other Worlds in The Best Fit Fifty: Albums of 2012. “Other Worlds is a complete work. A journey to paradise that begs to be listened to from start to finish in order to fully appreciate its density and intricacy.”
Taken By Trees recently paid a visit to the NPR offices for a charming Tiny Desk performance. Victoria and the boys chose to play “I Want You” and “Only You” and do so wonderfully. Bob Boilen writes, “These songs seem to come from a place somewhere between a dream state and waking life: There’s restraint to the way the players approach this music, almost as if they’re trying not to wake the baby in the other room.” Watch both songs above!
Victoria put together a Spotify playlist, sharing songs that influenced the music and writing of Other Worlds. Stream When The Lights Are Lowbelow!
“I have selected songs that I listened to while I was writing and producing ‘Other Worlds.’ Some songs I took inspiration from for its overall sound like the Augustos Pablo track and “Diamond Head” by The Beach Boys. Other songs I have taken inspiration when it comes to lyrics or just an ambience or feel. For me Other Worlds is a pure love album with a perfect temperature of 29 celsius hanging in the air while laying on a sandy beach.” – Victoria
It’s Friday! What could make this day any better other than Jens Lekman and Taken By Trees’ Victoria Bergsman covering Neil Young’s “Lotta Love”? Wish no more! Victoria joined Jens and his band on stage this past Tuesday at LA’s Fonda Theatre for a delightful rendition. Enjoy above!
Jens and Taken By Trees continue their tour together. They play Phoenix’s Crescent Ballroom tonight and head to Texas this weekend. You’ll find all their dates HERE.