Mysterious duo Two Shell have just unveiled the music video for ‘ghost2’ — released via XL recordings.
The track made its first official appearance as part of their surprise ‘lil spirits’ EP in February of this year, first revealed as a five-tracker through imprint Mainframe Audio, with accompanying videos for two more EP featured tracks – ‘love him’ and ‘mum is calling’.
Fans may also be able to recognize the song from the duo’s 2022 Boiler Room set at Barcelona’s Primavera Festival, their eternalseed mixtape, or their Friday guest mix for BBC Radio 6’s Mary Anne Hobbs.
The song explores feelings of invisibility, emptiness and loneliness, with the music video beginning by depicting an isolated character floating through a sea of Instagram home pages and facetime call screens in space.
After the hook, more cybercore-alien looking characters intermingle with warped, color altered static clips of the duo performing live sets and other behind-the-scenes clips. The video comes to a head with a shot of the original, big eyes character on a flashing Macbook Screen in a dark room.
The newly released music video marks the end of the duo’s ‘lil spirit’s’ era, but introduces the virtual world of shell.tech, a website allowing fans to connect with the duo via the chatbox creature chrysalis.
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The duo will be playing at a number of upcoming festivals this autumn, including San Francisco’s Portola Festival, Lyon’s Positive Education Festival #7 and the C2C Festival in Turin.
Tiffanie Ibe is Mixmag’s Digital Intern, follow her on Instagram
Written by: Tim Hopkins