Session Victim: “The Pain” Video

Session Victim:
“The Pain” Video


An intimate and cinematic piece shot across London.

Directed by Peter Malla.

German duo Session Victim, aka Hauke Freer and Matthias Reiling, are gearing up for the release of their fourth studio album “Needledrop”, the follow-up to 2017’s “Listen To Your Heart”, on March 6th via Night Time Stories, the London-based sisters label to the coveted LateNightTales. The release marks a notable shift towards the downtempo dynamic of fellow masters of the LP format, such as Nightmares on Wax and DJ Shadow, artists that have played a strong influence in Session Victim’s varied output over the last decade.

Before its release, Session Victim have shared the video for the record’s second single “The Pain”, which incorporates electronic touches whilst skillfully holding intact a chugging groove, bringing listeners on a hypnotic journey complimented by an echoed soothing vocal sample. In their own words: “‘The Pain’, which we wrote at Hauke’s place in Berlin, was one of the last tracks on the album to come together. Right from the start this one had a different vibe that we felt was an essential piece to the overall record, channeling something more serious and urgent but ultimately uplifting”.

The accompanying video offers a visual representation for the context of the track. Delivering an intimate and cinematic piece shot across London containing an ever-pressing theme and sense of perseverance, optimism and gaining strength through adversity and pain. “The story follows an injured skateboarder as he struggles through the process of healing. Through his physical impairment, his other senses become heightened, bringing a strengthened awareness and grounding, highlighted in the garden scenes. What he gains from his experience, ultimately builds him into a stronger skateboarder, once he’s back on the board”, says Peter Malla.

Pre-order the “Needledrop” LP here.


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