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Alyx Dennison crafts a surreal space orgy in Jewels Are Just Lumps

Singer-songwriter Alyx Dennison has crafted a beautifully weird video clip for her track Jewels Are Just Lumps, a song off her self-titled debut album which came out on March 27 through Popfrenzy. Dennison is renowned for her captivating, tongue-in-cheek video clips like the one she made for I Don’t Love You Anymore, blending the sweet, silly and moving in order to create something that can only be described as ‘her style’.

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Alex Badham has has created as perplexing, unique film for Alyx Dennison’s Jewels Are Just Lumps. A little cheeky, a little sweet and plenty of sexy sci-fi.

The sexy, sci-fi, special-effected clip for Jewels Are Just Lumps was made with the help of Alex & The Ramps’ Alex Badham in a quarry outside of Melbourne, where Dennison now calls home. Alyx is originally from Sydney, having almost made it big as one half of experimental pop duo Kyü, who earned themselves a Qantas Sipirit Of Youth Award back in 2010. The general consensus is that if the duo hadn’t split 12 months after they started, they’d have been pretty huge. But it happens, and Alyx as a result has now come into her own, with a traveler’s eye, experience and an extraordinarily haunting and a captivating set of tonsils that have carried right through. Her maturity and ability to delve into her own and somewhat universal issues surrounding love, death and childhood is fully realized in the entirety of the album.

If you’re a fan of blockbuster space flicks like Gravity or Interstellar then the film clip for Jewels Are Just Lumps is right up your alley. It’s set on a strange Mars-looking planet, almost like the Grand Canyon, if it were in a parallel universe. It’d also be your thing if your thing was… er… space orgies. The video features a lonely space traveller (perhaps an alter-ego of Alyx herself) walking across the surface of this seemingly uncharted land mass, sleek costuming and set design counter the archaic sound of the fiddle.

The sound and visuals appear to sync up when strange melodically static noises push their way in before she sings “I don’t love you and you don’t love me, but the company has been lovely”, a theme which seems to run through the album, especially in the song I Don’t Love You Anymore, in which the subject matter is pretty straight forward.

The clip takes an interesting turn when the space-suited human comes across a group of grimy (non-space suited) humans with tattered clothing. The astronaut decides that the best way to deal with this is to open their mask, which causes these tattered girls and guys to turn into astronauts, horny ones at that. Overall the clip is a visual masterpiece that is definitely Cannes worthy, if not worthy of your attention.

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