Singer, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and artist Eliza Bagg has recently launched her new solo project Lisel. Released this past summer via Luminelle Angels on the Slope, Bagg drew upon her vast areas of expertise to create the other-worldly landscape where one wanders between the gauzy and ethereal and distorted, beat-driven pop. Her work as one-half of Pavo Pavo, her collaborations with indie and electronic acts like Helado Negro and Julianna Barwick, and her experience as a classical singer, performing in legendary avant-garde operas by Meredith Monk with the LA Philharmonic all culminate within Bagg’s album.
Lisel has shared the music video for Angels on the Slope-highlight “Mirage.” “We were interested in making a video that subverts expectations of whose gaze we’re experiencing as a viewer,” director Harrison Atkins explains. “Eliza and I were both inspired by film language that has a sense of conceptual meta-awareness, which is clearly a formal facet of the song, too. For me the video is a game of, ‘whose perspective is this?’ – and each cut is a reversal, revealing our previous sense of the situation to be a mirage. By the time we’re in the last shot, there’s this explosive sensation — Eliza taking her frame, coming into power.”