Exclusive Video Premiere: ‘Fall,’ Populous feat. Cuushe


If you’re in the mood to get lost in an ethereal and blithe dreamscape, completely free of the stress and restrictions that inhabit the real world, you’ve come to the right place. The latest video from Italian producer Populous (Andrea Mangia), which is premiering below, transports you into the heart of untroubled wilderness, following a blond-haired girl adorned in yellow as she wonders by misty waterfalls, rocky landscapes, and lush forestry. Together, these elements produce a heavenly aesthetic, as if the space was previously untouched by mankind. Meanwhile, curious black material falls from the sky, merging to form conspicuous figures in a sci-fi manner. Shot last August on the border of Italy and Austria, Italian director Uolli created the video for this song, “Fall,” without using any 3D manipulation.

The track itself is from the producer’s album Night Safari, which was released in September, and he teams up with Japanese dream-pop artist Cuushe, whose fairy-like vocals–reminiscent of Grimes–fit seamlessly with the visuals. “[It’s] a song about floating in space, about time suspension. It’s pop music for the pagodas of the new millennium,” Populous says, aptly summing up the track’s electronic ambience.

Overall, the song and video emanate a mystical feel, which was no accident. “From the first moment [of working on the video], the song’s mood inspired me to set the video in the wilderness, far from human presence–a glacier at 2,000 meters of altitude, a waterfall hidden in a thick beechwood, a plateau, and a small mountain lake surrounded by firs,” Populous explains. “Magical places, in some way, are perfect for developing the idea of materializing objects as if they were falling out of a dream. The female figure goes through those places like in a reverie, transforming her thoughts into fragments of a small world.”