Elizabete Balčus is a Latvian neo-psychedelic/dream-pop artist who creates textural soundscapes utilizing flutes, synthesizers played from fruits and vegetables, electro-pop beats, and siren-esque vocal harmonies. Her music videos are also pieces of futuristic surrealism, playing with geometric shapes, vibrant fashion choices, and other phantasmagorical imagery to take the listener and viewer on a DMT-like journey.
Her single “Hotel Universe”—coming after her signing with the Mothland label—is paired with a video directed by Zane Zelmene, a fellow Latvian artist adept at creating psychotropic 3D landscapes that look like a combination of Tron and the The Fifth Element. You might go mad trying to follow the narrative of the new music video, but we can guarantee you’ve never experienced something like it before without the help of powerful hallucinogens.
“I dreamt of a hotel in a retro-futuristic place in a parallel universe, where everything is one and everything is interconnected,” Balčus says of the single. “Later, every time I was in the process of creating, I was consciously putting myself back in that dream. It’s like meditation, being in a dreamlike state.”
Watch the trippy video below.