With the release of their debut single “Falling,” Melbourne, Australia-based duo Two People quickly rose to both national and international prominence, as the single received over 700,000 streams, saw regular rotation on renowned national radio station Triple J and reached the Top 10 on Hype Machine‘s Popular Charts. The duo’s second and latest single “If We Have Time,” pairs vocalist Phoebe Lou’s aching vocals with a moodily atmospheric production consisting of swirling electronics, stuttering drum programming, twinkling keyboards and guitar played through reverb. And sonically speaking the song will likely remind a great deal of readers of Portishead and Goldfrapp‘s gorgeous Tales of Us — while thematically being a song that focus on the intangible and fleeting nature of time, as well as on a relationship that is in an uncertain place, and on the verge of dissolution. Both scenarios force people to stop and look into the mirror.
The recently released music video is shot in a gorgeous and expansively cinematic black and white in the desert, complete with long pans and much like Martin Amis’ incredible Time’s Arrow with some performance footage and moody and lyrical footage of a woman walking in the desert going in slow motion or in reverse. It’s a trippy yet visually arresting video.