Chicago born Jack Kovacs released his début EP ‘The State Line’ in October, taken off that EP is a track named ‘The Empty House’. A haunting and harrowing duet with LA vocalist, Huxlee.
‘The Empty House’ is a tale of a person arriving home to find that their partner has up and left them. A feeling of isolation and confusion is present, with the creaking and subtle arrangement of the instrumentation. What makes this track even more powerful is it’s flirtation with Gothic romanticism – “the empty house is singing like a canyon / the wind is winding through the open door / just for you I waited true, but life goes on without me”.
The music video for ‘The Empty House’ is something else entirely, written and directed by Anna Zlokovic, it depicts a twisted romance. Zlokovic’s takes the narrative of song to the extreme. Transitioning from a sensual, organic aesthetic to the downright disturbing, involving a millipede ejecting itself from a living person. Perfect for this Halloween weekend, I’d say. Not one for the squeamish, but don’t let that put you off from watching this magnificent film piece.