Having exploded in popularity off the back of his massive 2014 release “Bad Karma,” that has since amassed over 64 million streams on Spotify and 500 million collective views on YouTube, Axel Thesleff is widely known for his ever-changing musical talents, as well as cinematic and artful music videos.
Now, Axel Thesleff has returned with one of his most visually stunning music videos to date, coming alongside the release of his latest single “2 Down.” The heavenly track takes listeners through an auditory journey filled with soothing melodies, bright vocals and organic percussion, while the official music video is truly inspirational as well. With the help of touching cinematography and a heart-warming story, Alex Thesleff truly brings his vision to life with this one. “‘2 Down’ is about letting go of depression and the cycle of negativity. It’s about letting go of the past and embracing the future, whatever it may hold,” explains Axel Thesleff.
“The ‘2 Down’ music video depicts a journey of a lonely backpacker in a vast, dreamlike landscape of a never-ending mountain range,” continues the talented producer. “The traveller seems to be completely lost in thought. Painful memories start to arise from the past and she is forced to dive into them. She must fight the demons of guilt, blame and sorrow within in order to break free from this mental dissonance and find forgiveness, acceptance and gratitude to replace them.”
“The story is about overcoming the worst of sufferings and clearing one’s mind from agony. It’s about facing one’s deepest fears and painful emotions head on, and growing from them as a person. No one is perfect and sometimes one needs to accept what is in order to move forward in life and strive to do one’s best. Life is short, and we should be spending it loving each other instead of fighting. Ultimately, ‘2 Down’ is about gratitude towards life.”