The Blackmordia Tackle Love & Mental Health With Visual For ‚XX‘

Heavily influenced by lead singer Peter Moisan’s own life experiences, the song tackles mental health issues and their effect on love and relationships. “It’s an open letter to Love. Love can make you the happiest person on earth but also the saddest. The song explores the different stages of love and the behaviours lovers display. Sensuality, temptation, culpability, remorse”, he explains. Reflecting on the musical inspirations behind the song founder and drummer $ofiane Seddiki says, “’XX” is one of the songs we wrote first, it’s a perfect reflection of The Blackmordia’s sound and our influences, from 70s black music, 80’s rock-pop, New Wave and Glam”.

Directed by Bastien Sableì, known for his video work with some of the biggest French hip hop artists and featuring French model Maya Otsoko, who has also appeared in editorials for C-Heads Magazine, The Forumist, Normal Magazine and Vulkan, the video is a beautifully shot visual representation of the themes behind the song. Aesthetically dark, its undeniable homage to the 80s music videos aesthetic is filtered through a rock sensibility.

Formed by $ofiane Seddiki when he was only 15 years old, The Blackmordia have already built a significant fan base in France. “Being DIY meant I had to quickly learn how the music business worked. I decided to sign the band to my own record label and publishing company, Throne Music, which also gave me the amazing experience and opportunity to become a music executive, signing and developing artists to major record labels”, $ofiane explains.

The band’s first single ‘God’, released in 2018, launched them onto the live circuit and opened the doors to support slots for KISS, Bring Me The Horizon and Tokio Hotel. After last year’s European tour with Nothing But Thieves and Deaf Havana, The Blackmordia been working on their upcoming debut album between Throne Music studio in Paris and Peter’s own studio in London with the help of various producers and mixing engineers including, Grammy-nominated Chris Galland (Dua Lipa, The 1975, Christine & The Queens, Lizzo) and British Geoff Swan (Ed Sheeran, The Weeknd, Coldplay).