Noise Exclusive: Lose Yourself In Love Under The Sun’s New Blood-Soaked, Breakup Video For “Mess”


It’s easy to admit to breakups suck. We’ve all been there and all have our own sob stories – 11th grade, Samantha Johnson, thanks for asking.

In all honesty, the difficult thing about breakups is actually realizing some of them are a blessing in disguise – maybe it’s best you didn’t end up with Football Eddy and his weird collection of used jockstraps.   

Covering this concept to a T (breakups being good, not used jockstraps) is emerging alt-emo artist Love Under The Sun.

Teaming up with The Noise to premiere their moving new single “Mess,” the latest from the Boston-raised, LA-based band is sure to wow you thanks in part to their impressive tarot card-inspired music video.

“The song perfectly conveys a powerlessness and pain that is so universal,” explains video director Lauren Hank. “I wanted to take these very familiar and tangible feelings and play them out in an arena of familiar archetypes.”

As for the song itself, Love Under The Sun brainchild John Michael Mukai says, “‘Mess’ is a song about heartbreak ultimately being a gift. At first it’s really messy, gory and lonely, but it was all worth it in the end. You need those kinds of experiences to learn and grow.” 

To check out Love Under The Sun’s new Movements-like track and its accompanying music video shot entirely on 35mm film, be sure to look below. Afterward, for more from the band, head here.