First Aid Kit, the Swedish duo consisting of sisters Klara and Johanna Soderberg have recently shared their brand new music music for their new single, “It’s A Shame.” The video, directed by the duo’s friend and longtime collaborator Matt Udd, takes the sisters through a Sliding Doors inspired journey as the two navigate the streets of Stockholm in parallel universes.
Within the video, which is inspired by the 1998 romantic drama starring Gwyneth Paltrow as a woman living in two timelines, each sister goes through the same surroundings, encountering the same people, but having completely opposite experiences. Filmed with a split screen, one side shows Johanna’s world as a happy and sunny as she explores the city in what resembles a movie musical while Klara’s is anything but as her world gets literal rain poured down on her.
The sisters shared their thoughts on the music video saying, “We proudly present the video for “It’s A Shame,” directed by our dear friend and longtime collaborator Mats Udd. Inspired by “Sliding Doors” and musicals, watch it to see what happens to us during a nightly walk. We hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed making it!”
Ten years after releasing their acoustic cover of the Fleet Foxes “Tiger Mountain Peasant Song” on YouTube, the sisters have three albums and are currently working on a fourth album.
Watch the music video for “It’s A Shame” below.
Not only did the sisters release their music video for “It’s A Shame,” they have also shared news of a 2018 North American headline tour which will kick off January 24th at the Fox Theatre in Oakland. It will continue through a final night at New York City’s Beacon Theatre alongside Van William who will support the sisters on their tour. Fans can purchase tickets for the tour when they go on sale this weekend on October 13th. The sisters are currently on a string of U.S shows having performed at both Austin City Limits and San Francisco’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festivals this past weekend. Scroll down for all First Aid Kit tour dates.
FIRST AID KIT ON TOUR:
10/12 Los Angeles, CA Theatre at Ace Hotel w/ Van William
10/14 Austin, TX Stubbs (ACL Side Show w/ Jade Bird)
10/15 Austin, TX Austin City Limits Music Festival
10/18 New York, NY Town Hall w/ J.S. Ondara
01/24 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
01/26 Portland, OR Roseland Theater*
01/27 Vancouver, BC Vogue Theatre*
01/28 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre*
01/30 Minneapolis, MN Palace Theatre*
02/01 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium*
02/02 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre*
02/03 Detroit, MI Saint Andrew’s Hall*
02/05 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall*
02/06 Montreal, QC Metropolis Concert Hall*
02/07 Boston, MA House of Blues*
02/09 Washington, DC Lincoln Theatre*
02/10 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer*
02/13 New York, NY Beacon Theatre*
*Van William Supporting
Photo Credit: Sharon Alagna