Solomun teams up with director Henrik Alm for a music video dedicated to empty iconic music venues around the world
For the Bosnian-German DJ and producer Mladen Solomun, music isn’t just a tool to make people dance. With all of its diverse manifestations, music is a vehicle for moments and memories to be made.
“In every place, music can find a home,” explains Solomun. “But in order to really experience music, you have to actually go to rooms that were especially designed for it. In those sacred rooms, music can actually get to people.”
Iconic music halls like the Sydney Opera House, Fabric, the Bowery Ballroom, Ronnie Scott’s, the Burgtheater in Vienna, Red Rocks in Colorado — big or small, old or new, these are the places where the music experience has moved people in special ways throughout history.
Now, more than ever, we could really use the live music experience. Hearing it, feeling it, sharing the moments with people in realtime. With the closure of many live venues all over the world this year, we’ve lost a small part of ourselves. And music has lost its home.
Solomun dedicates his first single off of his upcoming album to this idea. Entitled “Home,” the single pairs a clap-along house beat with an uplifting synth-driven melody. The idea is brought to life in the video for the new single where Solomun enlists director Henrik Alm to breath life into these dormant iconic music venus. Without the music, it feels as if these places have lost their soul.
Solomun’s new album is set to release early 2021, but you can stream the lead single off the album, “Home” now.