Premiere: Esther Vallee – ‘Numbers’

The music video for ‘Numbers’, the new single from Scandi-pop sensation Esther Vallee, is not for the faint-hearted. 

Described by the artist herself as a song ‘about dark forbidden love‘, the lyrics to the song allude to a complicated situation between two lovers: ‘By using codes, you disguise the love to hide it from the outside world. [It is] destructive with a great mix of passion.’

The video gets even darker. Vallee (pronounced ‘Valley’) herself stars as the hypnotic and disturbing central character, picking off the other characters one by one in increasingly violent fashion. Her performance is mesmerising – made even more so by the incongruously upbeat melody, which is playful and, almost unbelievably, makes you want to get up and dance.

It’s a perfect follow-up to Vallee’s previous releases ‘Hard Time’, ‘Your Name’, and ‘Crush (Heartbreaker)’, and if the buzz in her native Sweden is anything to go by, the 24-year-old is headed for great things.

So steel yourself and watch the video exclusively on Spindle below…

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