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GIVVEN “Losing Colours”

(Artist Bio) | March 1, 2022
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International trio GIVVEN are sharing the video for their latest single, ‘Losing Colours’. The video was created by the award-winning director Rupert Höller and award-winning director of photography Adrian Bidron. ‘Losing Colours’ is the title track for their upcoming audiovisual EP which will be released on the 24th of March via Bias Beach Records.

The EP will feature three unique songs with music videos shot in the beautiful landscapes of Iceland, the first of which, ‘Taking On Water’ was accompanied by a gloomy blue-tinted video. GIVVEN have been supported by Dancing Astronaut, We Rave You, Tonspion and Mr Suicide Sheep.

One-third of the trio is Adrian Held, part of the renowned Klangkarussell duo. GIVVEN released their hit debut single, ‘Ghostkeeper’ with Klangkarussell in early 2020 which has reached over 6,6 million views to date, followed by several more singles which would collect over 50 million plays across platforms with support across a wide variety of international publications and radio stations.

The trio is comprised of Adrian Held who is from Austria and based in Berlin, Germany, Jordan Haller who is also from Austria and currently based in Toronto, Canada and Nikodem Milewski who is from Poland and based in Vienna. Nikodem Milewski is also responsible for mixing and mastering the EP and has previously worked with the likes of Robin Schulz and Gryffin, amongst others.

In the early stages of the GIVVEN project, the band used the likes of Jai Paul for inspiration however, more recently they’ve begun to also turn to the works of Bon Iver and James Blake. In turn, their own texturally rich sound will find itself at home next to the laid back likes of Chet Faker, Son Lux and James Blake.

The beauty of the Icelandic coastline provides a momentous backdrop for the next carefully crafted music video from GIVVEN however, the momentous backdrop quickly loses focus as the viewer is drawn into the irresistible drama of the two dancers. Evocative and moving, the video will leave viewers pondering the concept of grief for days to come.

Speaking of the video, director Rupert Höller shares: “We shot the video for ‘Losing Colours’ with Paris-based dancers Aliashka and Goku Kepler on the famous black beach in the south of Iceland. It explores the concept of human connection and energy. Even if you lose someone and that person is not physically present anymore, the energy still remains.”

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