Drive Through the Desert With David Lynch & Lykke Li’s Video for ‘I’m Waiting Here’
Well, in case you were wondering what the inside of my eternal daydream looked like, here it is, folks. Yes, after announcing his upcoming second album The Big Dream last week, the always mysterious and brilliant David Lynch premiered a new song "I’m Waiting Here" with delicate Swedish songstress Lykke Li. It’s a blue-lit dreamy track that feels like floating into a haze of sedation and pleasure that you wouldn’t mind keeping on loop for nights on end.
And now, they’ve premiered a video for the track—and although it’s not a foggy Twin Peaks-esque prom like I had initially envisioned, the result is quite possibly even better. Harkening back to Lynch’s affinity for the road and the vast possibility of spaces that transcend forever, the video (imagined by Lykke Li) is beautiful in its simplicity—just a straight drive down a lost highway in the desert. The song spans from day to night as we see the graceful singularity of the road stay the same as the sun sets and night falls around it in all its velvety color and texture. It’s the perfect, tranquil, seductive, and meditative accompaniment for the song and I’ll probably be projecting this on my wall from now til forever. Enjoy.