Singer/songwriter Lauren Auder has shared the official video for “Small Ghosts,” a beat-driven and beautifully enigmatic track from her acclaimed new EP 5 Songs for the Dysphoric (out now via True Panther and Harvest Records). Directed by Layo Mussi, the visual unfolds with a raw simplicity, set in a sparsely lit space and entirely focused on Auder’s immersive performance. With an actor’s command of gesture and movement, Auder perfectly embodies every emotional shift in the song, ultimately making for an enthralling viewing experience.
In reflecting on the making of 5 Songs for the Dysphoric, Auder names “Small Ghosts” as the track she most enjoyed creating. “That was one of the songs where I allowed myself to dip into more hip-hop and clubby influences, the music I was inspired by when I first started out,” she recalls. “It came together so naturally — just one of those moments where all our choices immediately made sense.”
Released on February 12, 5 Songs for the Dysphoric has earned acclaim from such outlets as DIY Mag (who noted that “its tracks are personal and vulnerable…cloaked in swells of expansive sound that are begging to fill majestic church venues across the land”) and the Evening Standard (who hailed it as “delicate, vivid and brilliantly gothic”).
Earlier this month, Auder premiered the video for “Heathen” (another hypnotic visual directed by Mussi). Produced by Clams Casino & dviance, the frenetic yet graceful track was recently featured on i-D’s “Best New Music” playlist, with Paste naming it as one of their picks for “10 Best New Songs.” Check out the “Heathen” video HERE.