Queer musical duo Evvol have just released a beautiful and moving video for their song ‘Help Myself’ – an ode to keeping the faith in a time of loss.
Evvol share, “‘Help Myself’ is a raw and honest song that came out quickly and unexpectedly in our bedroom. We had some deep personal loss last year. Sometimes these losses allow the veil to shift and honesty to seep out through the cracks.
“This song’s release comes at a time of global loss. The contemplation in it finds a renewed meaning on a more global level. We can feel pain and loss then let ourselves heal, somehow keeping the faith that things will change and get better in the future. We hope you like it.”
The Berlin based duo’s sound has been described in the past as music that plays on dualities – light and dark, entrapment and escape, immersion and surrender.
In their previous video for the song ‘Release Me’, Evvol pushed for queer female representation, sharing, “It’s nice to take the power back against a male gaze of what females do and say, more specifically the notions of lesbian sex that have been countlessly misrepresented in film and other media.”
The video was initially censored by video streaming sites including YouTube, but Evvol countered, “It’s also nice to take the power back against the conservative shameful led perspective that sex is bad or dark and should be hidden away – we present sex happening in a fun, relaxed and community setting far away from ideas of shame and secrecy. That was important for us.”
“When alternative lifestyles become more normalized and less fetishised, people don’t care so much and it makes society a more safe environment for those that are different.”
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