Rising German artist Luis Ake is hard at work, returning with his fourth offering of the year, the double single release of ‘Umweg/ Krafter’, featuring a fun animated music video by Costa Rican filmmaker Julian Gallese. Blending a sweet concoction of Synth Pop and Dark Wave with Italo Disco and Neue Deutsche Welle, no stone is left unturned in this epic, genre-bending single which sees Ake pour out his heart in a characteristically lighthearted and tongue-in-cheek manner.
Speaking on the meaning behind the release, Luis Ake shares:
"The song is about a detour you have to make every day to avoid walking past the house of your ex-partner. This detour always costs you 10 minutes and reminds you of the past time, which you mourn after). Everybody knows this situation, especially if you live in the same part of town. Once there was great happiness, now it's only constant suffering. In the end, you emancipate yourself from the street and turn into a bird to fly back to the balcony of your former love to say that you still love her.
I’m really happy to have Julian Gallese, a Costa Rican filmmaker which I admire a lot on board for the video. His unique style and humor fits the grim sense of humor in the song pretty well. The detours, which get described in the lyrics of the song are translated into a spontaneous dance party somewhere in a lonely desert. Julian used motion-tracking to perform the dance of the old man himself. I love the overall vibe which fits the positive ending of the song. And most important of all: He even rebuild my Porsche in 3D!" - Luis Ake
Completely comfortable in whichever musicality fits his current mood, he effortlessly details the musings and events taking place in his internal world and brings them to the light. Whether it be bass tones or falsetto, Luis Ake is unafraid to get up close and personal with his vulnerability, expressing his feelings for us to dance along to.