Exclusive Video Premiere: ‘Called You Mine,’ Cape Lion

Published April 2, 2014

ABOVE: CAPE LION

Swedish duo Cape Lion, comprised of Carl-Johan Sevedag and Martin Wiklund, is the latest in a long line of Stockholm-bred pop genius (we’re pretty sure Max Martin put something in the water over there); we’re pleased to give you a first glance at their newest video, “Called You Mine.” The song is meant to “describe that moment when you suddenly see a person you used to share everything with, and while it might only last for a few seconds, it brings back memories and feelings that have long since passed,” explains Wiklund. While the lyrics suggest a sense of loss and elicit questions of “What if?,” the overall tone of the song is uplifting. The pop-synth sound gives it the quality of a young anthem and is reminiscent of bands like Passion Pit and MGMT.

The video doesn’t follow a linear narrative; according to the duo, it “just kind of happened.” The visuals tend towards landscape and scenery, which certainly evoke the sense of nostalgia attached to the lyrics. Additionally, the images of deserts embody the desolate, somewhat desperate sentiment of lost love, while the shots of the ocean suggest infinite possibility. When asked about the inspiration behind the video, Sevedag and Wiklund replied: “Both of us had lots of video footage from travels around the world and when we tried putting it all together, combining wide open landscapes with the simplicity of our silhouettes, we felt that it added a new layer to the overall feel and message of the song.”

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