Quiet Luke is the project of New York City singer-songwriter and producer Alexander Bahta. Across his first EPs, the first of which we debuted here back in 2016, the Florida-born artist proved deft at maneuvering across genres: was it R&B? Was it a nod to psychedelic sixties pop? Was it something else entirely? The answer was, quite often, all of the above. Since then, his work has grown a bit more concentrated, evidenced by his sleek new single "Something to Lose," a miniature rock epic that tears its way from moonlit sorrow to a blazing revelation.
Today, he's debuting a new video for the track — his most ambitious to date — which illustrates the song as somewhat of an adolescent daydream. In a statement to the FADER, Bahta explained how the video came together:
"I met the directors Dane Ray and Patrick Elmore who then brought on their close collaborators Robert Tutiven and Maya Solo to produce. Working passionately only weeks after first meeting, we felt this undeniable momentum that made it’s way into the film. We had to put a lot of faith in each other and our friends, who all agreed to act with little to no experience. We couldn’t have succeeded without utilizing New York City, the greatest set ever, and leaving some room for chaos to turn into movie magic."
Watch "Something to Lose" above, and stay tuned for more new material from Quiet Luke on the way soon.