Stockholm-based synthpop band Unify Separate continue their strong momentum with the release of the video for their much-praised single ‘Dying on the Vine’.
The video follows a teenager who is addicted to social media as she tries to regain control of her life, asking the question: ‘How far would you go to get your life back?´
Unify Separate is the intriguing result of a collaboration between Andrew Montgomery (vocals), singer of Scottish band Geneva, and Leo Josefsson (machines), the frontman of Swedish band Lowe. They won praise for their 2019 debut album ‘First Contact’, a unique blend of indie songwriting and electronic film music.
With a unique voice that’s equal parts, choirboy and soul boy, Montgomery made waves in the Britpop era with Geneva, scoring four emotive Top 40 singles and two critically-feted albums (‘Further’ and ‘Weather Underground’) on Nude Records between 1996 and 2000, touring with label mates Suede along the way. In 2014, after a long silence, he released his debut solo album ’Ruled by Dreams’, produced by Sean McGhee (Robyn, Alison Moyet, Imogen Heap), and reformed Geneva in 2019.
Josefsson is a luminary of the Stockholm synth scene with the band’s Lowe and Statemachine, whose work has been recognised with several Scandinavian Alternative Music Awards, including Best Newcomer, Best Live Act, Best Song and Best Album.
Unify Separate play widescreen, beautiful, electronic music that is the dystopian film soundtrack to the end of an affair or a broken dream, combining Leo’s epic wall of synths with Andrew’s distinctive three-octave vocals. Their music is proof that machines can dream, and it’s all done with oceans of emotion.
Watch ‘Dying on the Vine’ – BELOW: