WATCH: Elaine Mai Releases Touching Video For 'Sheets'

Two women about to kiss in Elaine Mai's remix video of Liza Flumes' 'Sheets' track

Elaine Mai’s remix of ‘Sheets’ and it’s music video hauntingly recreates the passion and ultimately the pain of a relationship which is drawing to a close


Irish artist Elaine Mai released a new music video for her remix of Liza Flume’s track ‘Sheets’. The video which premiered on Monday was directed by Bob Gallagher, an award winning director who created the music videos for Girl Band as well as recently directing a human rights campaign video for Transgender EU.

In a press release about the video, Mai’s interest in remixing the work of other artists, including Liza Flume, was highlighted:

“Since starting out as a solo performer in 2011, Irish artist Elaine Mai has been crafting a reputation for atmospheric and melodic electronic music. Her latest single ‘Enniscrone’, released in late 2016, is a drifting instrumental track.

“Her upcoming release sees her continue her exploration into remixing by reimagining Liza Flume’s track ‘Sheets’. It showcases her skill for lilting harmonies and storytelling through rhythm and repetition.”

Gallagher’s “video for Elaine Mai’s remix of ‘Sheets’ “compliments the intimacy of the track, depicting a moving portrayal of the disintegration of a relationship.”

Check out the video below


Another Dimension

Man spoke about how she “adored ‘Sheets” when she heard it and hoped to bring out “the pain and loss” in her remix of the track.

“From the first time I heard Liza sing, I knew I wanted to work with her one day,” said Mai.

“I adored ‘Sheets’ when I heard it, and wanted to add another dimension to the vocal and emphasise the pain and loss in the track.

“I spoke to Bob about the possibility of doing a video and I was delighted when he came on board. He added another chapter to the story and all three of us are really happy with the end product, it’s something we’re very proud of.”

Gallagher, who recently directed a video for James Vincent McMorrow, is currently making a short film in Cuba with Werner Herzog acting as his mentor.


What Next?

According to the press release, the remix of ‘Sheets’ is “just a taster” of what Mai is bringing this year.

“Since the release of her last EP in 2014 [EDC], Elaine has been expanding upon her previous critically acclaimed live performances, experimenting with her live show as well as her approach to song-writing and production.

“A new single and EP will follow after this remix; ‘Sheets’ is just a taster of what’s to come.”

That’s not all, for those who are not planning on heading to Dublin for Pride, Mai will be playing at Body and Soul this year in June.

“Elaine plays this years Body and Soul Festival at Ballinlough Castle, Clonmellon, Co. Westmeath on the Summer Solstice Weekend, June 23rd-25th 2017.”

To keep up to date with Elaine Mai’s performances and new music, follow her on Facebook, Twitter, SpotifyYoutube, Soundcloud and her website.

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