Get Ready to Fall in Love with Erika’s Latest Release: ‘No Butterflies, No Nothing

Erika de Casier, the Portuguese-Danish singer and songwriter, made a big impression with her highly unusual debut album Essentials, which was released last year. With her latest single “No Butterflies, No Nothing,” she aims to raise awareness about the significance of following your instincts. The song highlights the dangers of blindly falling in love, even if there are no real feelings of excitement or passion present.

Erika recently signed with the well-renowned label 4AD and marked the occasion with the release of the new single. Her debut album received widespread critical acclaim and was even referred to by the Texas-based music blog Gorilla Vs Bear as the best album of the decade. Her latest effort has also been met with positive reviews, showcasing her ability to craft thought-provoking and emotionally charged music.

The accompanying music video, which was directed by Erika herself, is nothing short of visually stunning. The setting is a Shakespearian-inspired garden that exudes an air of romance and extravagance. However, despite the seemingly perfect surroundings, the video hints at a dark and troubled relationship between Erika and a handsome young man, both dressed in Renaissance attire.

Erika’s aim with the video was to subvert the typical portrayal of romance in soap operas and period films. She seeks to highlight the drama and tension that often lies beneath the surface of seemingly perfect relationships. “I was inspired by romantic period films like Pride & Prejudice and Sense & Sensibility, as well as soap operas like Days of Our Lives,” she explains. “It’s fascinating to me how soap operas depict characters’ lives in such a dramatic and unrealistic way, and I wanted to bring that sense of drama to my music video, while still adding my own unique perspective.”

In conclusion, Erika de Casier’s music is a perfect blend of introspection, romance, and drama. With her latest single “No Butterflies, No Nothing” and its stunning accompanying music video, she showcases her ability to craft thought-provoking and visually stunning works of art.