Since first landing on our radar a few years ago, local etherial, ambient, dark, and complex electronic group HR Lexy have fast become one of the most interesting, imaginative, and unique acts in Nashville. Led by Arlene Sparacia (synth, drums, lead vocals) along with Justin Verted on synth, drums, and harmonies, HR Lexy have, across three EPs, 2015’s Nature Vs Neon, 2016’s Slaves to the Light, and last year’s My Mouth Is Your Mouth, explored realms of electronic, goth, witchhouse, shoegaze, dance music, dark indie pop, and more, with Sparacia using her sharp and evocative lyricism and dreamy, haunting vocal stylings to examine themes of human nature, spiritual awareness, and an eternal pull between dark and light.
A beloved fixture of the local underground scene, HR Lexy regularly adorn their live shows with costumes, lights, choreography, dancers, and artistic stage decoration, providing a mysterious, tactile, and tangible juxtaposition to their synthetic musical style. Their next headlining outing will take place Sept. 21 at Mercy Lounge, in celebration of the vinyl release of their forthcoming new record, Art Overego, with likeminded locals Meth Dad and Brainweight tapped to support (tickets here). Ahead of the show and highly-anticipated new album, we’re beyond thrilled to bring you an exclusive premiere of HR Lexy’s brand new music video for recent single “The Source”!
Directed and choreographed by the group’s own Arlene Sparacia, with director of photography Joel Jansen, and featuring Rachell Peace, the spot captures the artistry and intrigue of the song, giving a gritty, surreal visual representation to its dreamy, etherial, synth-soaked stylings. “The music video represents my own physical death,” Sparacia explains, “It is me facing the world, then encountering an unseen to me, being that seems to be watching and following my movements. When this being passes over me it represents death passing over. I come up with the mask on presenting my spirit self. I end with finally seeing and acknowledging this spirit being then eventually touching and becoming one with her.”