Watch the Official Video Here: https://youtu.be/qUZ9b0p5Y5I
Ruins is the Lead single of Marva Von Theo’s upcoming second album Afterglow, which is going to be released in February 2021 in cd and vinyl format, in collaboration with Shades of Sound / Wave Records. Ruins is an electronic pop tune with noir aesthetics and Marva Von Theo’s atmospheric soundscapes, specially made for a dark disco dancefloor.
Marva reveals about the meaning of the lyrics:
“I am this person who constantly chooses changing her life and making new beginnings over compromising to unfitting situations. There were times when it became crystal clear that I needed to start over from a blank page and everything around me shouted towards that direction. There were flickering stars that paved the way and signs brighter than day that were impossible to ignore, an intrinsic desire and flame that could not be tamed unless I did start over.
However, what my risky decisions, mistakes and the numerous unexpected adventures I found myself in, taught me along the way is that there are no new destinations, no magical places where you can actually be freed from your past, unless you change your inner self. However far one may try to run, he will always have to face the same old mistakes, the same “ruins”. That’s what this song is about.”
The Official Video, directed by John Karabelas and choreographed by Antonis Sporidis, presents the lead singer delivering the lyrics with a preaching attitude, while the dancers’ Ancient-Greek-Chorus-inspired performance surrounds her and constitutes the embodiment of her consciousness.
Video Directed by John Karabelas
Director of Photography : Mihalis Gkatzogias
Color Grading: Artcut Color Lab / Orestis Psomopoulos
Produced by Higher!Higher!
Antonis Sporidis in collaboration with the dancers
Music by Marva Voulgari & Theo Foinidis
Produced & Mixed by Theo Foinidis
Recorded & Mastered at Artracks Studios