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Indulgence and Disarray “At the Pool” in Music Video by Lioba

On Wednesday, October 5th, Lioba returned with a new music video for her single, “At the Pool.” The chilling visual experience alludes to what’s to come in her debut album, Magnolia, dropping in 2023.

The video is shot in two distinct visual parts that each tell their own half of a complete story. The musical prodigy opens the first few shots surrounded by young people relaxing in a graffiti-filled pool. Lioba seems to narrate the events as she sings directly to the viewer, her expressions scarce and unreadable. There are no limits, and the crowd is free to do as they please.

As the party continues into the late night, the intoxicating atmosphere increases. “It’s all about those blurry nights,” Lioba sings as the scene reaches its peak and she makes out with a “lover from a past life.” The original track ends with her dalliance, and leaves the listener reflecting on their own chaotically indulgent experiences — but there is more to the story, as the video soon reveals.

The following scenes upheave the previous visuals. Lioba is covered in footprints and dirt; she almost chants the words to the song’s addendum, half of her face submerged in water. These are the results of the extreme detachment she had felt the night before. The viewer is left feeling her unwitting confusion and a sense of emptiness as the now-haunting story at the pool comes to an end.

Music has always been Lioba’s home, but she doesn’t shut the blinds — rather, she uses her talents to share the deepest recesses of her mind and heart. “At the Pool” continues Lioba’s reputation for charisma and authenticity.

Don’t miss the music video for “At the Pool,” linked below. You can find this and more great music on the Alchemical Records Multigenre Mixture playlist on Spotify and YouTube.

Alchemical Records Contributing Writer Emma Downes

Emma Downes

Emma Downes is a recent graduate of DeSales University in Center Valley, PA, where she studied English and Communication. As a lifelong writer and music lover, she is happy to be incorporating both into her work for Alchemical Records. When she’s not writing, she enjoys getting to know the DMV entertainment scene, drawing, and spending time with her four siblings.  

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