Sondre Lerche shows off his moves in 'Legends' video
Sondre Lerche’s new album Please finds the singer grappling with his split from his wife of eight years, but unlike most singer-songwriters’ divorce albums it’s not a grim reckoning with the folly of romantic entanglement or anything along those lines. His way of dealing with the breakup was to spend as much time as possible going out dancing, and the album finds the indie rock auteur shifting from the carefully crafted chamber pop he’s built his name on to a more beat-heavy electronic sound. It’s surprisingly easy to dance to, whether you’re breaking up or not.
In the video for the song “Legends,” Lerche shows off some of the moves he’s been working on in one long, intensively choreographed take, a la Kiesza’s “Hideaway.” For being about a broken romance the song and its visual are surprisingly upbeat, a joyous expression of physical movement that perfectly captures what it is about dancing that makes it such a perfect solution for things like traumatic breakups.