California-raised singer/songwriter Lucy Sunday lets her soulful vocals slink effortlessly like silk on the smooth, electro-pop single, “December Love”—an earnest ’80s-tinged musing centered on the singer’s old flame. “December love, feels so far from me now,” she sings on the chorus—her voice nearly fluttering—offering a slimmed-down, straightforward lyric that powerfully evokes the cold sterility of winter.
In the music video, directed by Sunday herself and Isabelle Chester, the duo finds strength in simplicity by splicing together clips of the singer dancing alone—a metaphor—with more pedestrian, real world depictions of a romantic downfall. The movement, choreographed by Katie Orr, is what makes the clip so incredibly compelling; with only one spotlight, a sparse black space and nude underwear, Sunday writhes about with undeniable conviction—the perfect visual complement to her minimal track.
“At first, ‘December love, feels so far from me now,’ rings as a sort of reflective nostalgia,” Sunday said. “But in the end, it’s a declaration of freedom from the confines of a relationship outgrown.” Watch the BULLETT premiere, below.