Loma, the trio made up of Cross Record’s Emily Cross and Dan Duszynski and Shearwater’s Jonathan Meiburg, have previewed their upcoming album Don’t Shy Away with two new songs, ‘I Fix My Gaze’ and the title track. They each come with their own accompanying videos: ‘Don’t Shy Away’ was filmed, directed, and edited by Duszynski, while ‘I Fix My Gaze’ was filmed, directed, and edited by Cross. Watch them both below.
“I knew I wanted a single shot with a gradual reveal to complement the slower enveloping mood of the song,” Duszynski said of the ‘Don’t Shy Away’ video in a statement. “The time-stopping effect draws me in without distracting from the music. I also love Jonathan and the dogs’ cameos.”
Cross commented on the video for ‘I Fix My Gaze’: “I wanted to convey the feeling of being free even within a walled-in space. Recognizing that you’re trapped, in a way, but that there is still beauty and joy to be found.”
Meiburg added: “The video for ‘Don’t Shy Away’ was pure serendipity. So many things happen in it—the dogs, the birds, the timing—that could never be replicated, even if we tried. And I love Emily’s vision for ‘I Fix My Gaze.’ Emily was a visual artist before she was a musician, and it comes through in everything she does.”
Don’t Shy Away comes out October 23 via Sub Pop. The 11-track LP includes the previously released ‘Ocotilo’ and ‘Half Silences’.