Music

Ela Minus – N19 5NF

“N19 5NF” is named for the London zip code of a hospital where Ela Minus gained consciousness after being in the ICU for two days. She says of the experience, “It’s where I believe my life before this album ended and a new life began.” This previously released track, from the producer/vocalist’s 2020 album acts of rebellion, gets a visual component in the form of a spare, often spooky and deeply evocative music video directed by rising Mexican filmmaker Losmose.

While Minus hasn’t said exactly why she was in the hospital, she does note that the video draws from real life events: “This video is important because of my own story and the empowerment it can give to others through my way of telling it.” Beyond that, we’re left to draw our own conclusions while enjoying the darkly shimmering production.