Inspired by the life and circumstances of serial killer H.H. Holmes, the latest record, Archfiend, from Boston-based “Art Pop” group Eksi Ekso combines their penchant for skewed pop melodies with a self-imposed minimalist approach to the material. And in keeping with that feeling of unassuming creation, the band has just released a live acoustic video for their track “Hover and Linger” from the album. The stripped down production and execution—not to mention the stark black and white cinematography—lend the track an eerie sense of calm-before-the-storm apprehension. When asked about the decision to perform the song this way, singer Tom Korkidis said, “A good amount of our songs have a tendency to be layered lofty affairs, even with just the three of us. In the case of “Hover and Linger” it was a nice opportunity for us to strip things back down and showcase a version of the song in its bare essence – true to how it was originally written.”
Beats Per Minute is pleased to premiere the acoustic performance video for “Hover and Linger” from Eksi Ekso.