by Mary Kate Crowe (@marykate_crowe)
Bedroom synth-pop is paired with images of female ennui in Saintes' new video “Melancholia”. Anne-Sophie Le Creurer, also known as Saintes, crafts a dreamy homage to listless girlhood, complete with images of her staring blankly into a webcam and flipping through gothic classics like Dracula and Frankenstein. Pairing simplistic synth-wave melodies with samples and dazzling French pop, the title track from Saintes' latest record is lush in design and warm in execution. The video’s soft color palette finds congruence with tinkling keys and Le Creurer’s whispery vocals. "Melancholia" is rarely this dreamy.
Saintes' Melancholia is out now via Crash Symbols.