Electro-pop UK-based artist, Chad Valley (aka Hugo Manuel), released his latest single and accompanying music video last week while we were scaling back for the holidays. Valley’s latest single, “Arms Away,” off of his sophomore album, Entirely New Blue, is synth-pop at it’s purest, combining youthful perception with growing-up sensuality. As poppy as “Arms Away” is, the subject matter is fairly sullen – the follow-up to a long term relationship that is no more.
The video, directed by Lauren Sieczkowski (who also has directed TVOTR, and Vampire Weekend videos in the past) features dream-like interpretative dancing from Brooklyn’s Indelible Dance Company along with a sullen Valley talking to a past self, transforming back to the present. Fans of Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaur, Frankmusik, or Evan Voytas would dig Chad Valley. Check it out below.