Stolen Dance by Milky Chance
Originally launched in 2013 in Germany, “Stolen Dance” became known across Europe and worldwide at the beginning of 2014, being the most successful song released until now by the German duo Milky Chance.
Milky Chance is the example of Youtube’s power to launch debuting artists, since they promoted their debut album, “Sadnecessary”, through the video channel, as well as on Soundcloud, gathering the sympathy of millions of viewers in April 2013.
Placed in an empty room with white walls and a tiny tree in a pot, the vocalist of Milky Chance plays the guitar, while backwards multiple projections are displayed: people on street, trees in blossom, roads, night landscape over a city, surfers, mountains or fireworks. There isn’t a precise order of the images succeeding, the creative team directing the video stressing the idea that life itself is a succession of events, that you might not offer the proper attention, as consequence they are “stolen” from us.
The debut and the end of the video practically the same, “Stolen Dance” being a linear video, that focuses on simplicity as the proper strategy to transmit the artists’ message.
“Stolen Dance” is an electrofolk song, written and mastered by the two members of the band: Clemens Rehbein, delivering the smooth vocals and instrumentals characterizing the duo’s style and Philipp Dausch, a well-known DJ on German music industry. The two musicians originated from Kassel created in 2013 their own recording house, Lichtdicht Records “Stolen Dance” is available on two different EPs, following the gradual success registered by Milky Chance. The first EP included only the song, while the second one released in May 2014 also included “Down By The River”, Milky Chance’s second major success.
The video of “Stolen Dance” was released on 4 April 2013, being directed by a German team, Jana and Stefan Cantante, also debuting with this creation among European directors. Focusing on the simple, yet attractive rhythm of the song, the creative team created a minimalist background and plot, the video debuting with Clemens Rehbein’s image playing the guitar, ending in a similar way.