Seattle producer Lusine—real name Jeff McIlwain—has dropped “Not Alone,” a compelling collaboration with singer Jenn Champion from his upcoming Retrace EP.
The spacey, halftime track builds on its quirky core, flicking Champion’s melodies left and right as the backing vocals follow suit. The song’s accompanying video follows a hacker who enters a pink-hued digital world with virtual reality technology.
Director Michael Reisinger explained the video’s concept in a statement: “The track is beautiful and richly textured, but also has an unsettling, almost menacing tone to it. With that in mind, I decided to use on one of my favorite archetypes: the lone hacker. She allowed us to explore bold visual textures and computer glitches as she debugs her VR setup.”
Lusine’s Retrace EP is out tomorrow via Ghostly International. Watch the video for “Not Alone” below: