Lars Kroon feels ‘Invincible’ in the latest single from his new band Lars and the Magic Mountain.

Lars Kroon, the former frontman of the Amsterdam-based yacht-punk outfit, St. Tropez (previously Go Back to the Zoo) returns once again, this time with yet another band name – Lars and the Magic Mountain, and a brand new song too – ‘Invincible’.

The quirky Dutch musician is no stranger to experimenting with instrumentation and production and sound; his love of empty, prolonged chord formations, large backing choirs and drawn-out drones and synths gives his band’s music a unique, atmospheric and almost alien sound to it.

The out-of-this-world nature of ‘Invincible’ is nicely propped up by its official music video that’s filled with vast, open landscapes, shadowy silhouettes and high colour, high-contrast shots that give off a feel of an abstract but equally dreamy utopia. Kroon is known for his love of art and strong creative vision, which is clear to see in his work from his music videos to his cover art and portraits (often shot by his wife Sanja Marusiç).

When asked about the meaning behind the track ‘Invincible’ Lars Kroon shares that:

“In this song, I tried to capture the feeling of immortality and eternity, that being in love can give you. I embraced the idea of the stream of consciousness and used words and thoughts with a sense of lightness to it; strings, horns, gospel vocals and some repetitive hypnotizing elements to try to get the listener in that special zone too.”

“In this song, I tried to capture the feeling of immortality and eternity, that being in love can give you. I embraced the idea of the stream of consciousness and used words and thoughts with a sense of lightness to it; strings, horns, gospel vocals and some repetitive hypnotizing elements to try to get the listener in that special zone too.”

– Lars Kroon.

‘Invincible’ is a “super space-pop drone experience” according to Kroon and that description couldn’t be more accurate. The song, with its haunting harmonies and the music video with its vivid, colours and erratic panning shots, have such a high artistic value. When paired together, they create an almost psychedelic experience for the listener. Perfectly setting the scene for Lars and the Magic Mountain’s upcoming studio album ‘Everything Looks Good From Here’ set to be released on October 2nd.

Artwork by Sanja Marusiç

 

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