Tender’s Video “Nadir” Frames The Disintegration Of A Relationship In Broken Choreography

When two people hit rock bottom, there are a lot of pieces to pick up.

Photo: Tender – Nadir (Official Video) YouTube

British dance/electronic duo, Tender, depicts the downfall of a relationship in a stunning broken choreography in their video “Nadir.” We see a couple in a house where one person is dancing while the other stands lifelessly immobile. At one point, they dance together and become close like magnets, but they quickly separate from each other – almost as if they were repulsed by the lack of distance. It’s mesmerizing, heart-wrenching, and dazzling at the same time The track is an ambient electronic piece built on a slow-burning cadence where you get immersed into the lush soundscape. Watch below:

“Tender wanted to take the direction of a fragmented and collapsing relationship with this one. I decided to touch on the different dynamics, which a relationship can hold.  Beyond ‘happiness’ and ‘sadness’, there are times when two people are just on different paths. No matter the effort they put in, something else is putting them off-kilter and out-of-synch. Call it bad timing, differences, whatever. People also become desensitised to one another, almost reaching slumber, unaware and oblivious to the other’s feelings. The energy of ‘Nadir’ screams dance to me, so I thought it would be interesting to express these dynamics through contemporary dance.” shared Director Jack A. Bowden.

“Nadir” is from Tender’s upcoming debut album, Modern Addiction, which will be out on September 1st via Partisan Records. Tender is a North London-based duo comprised of Dan and James who have already released three EPs and have been making waves with their dance/dream-inducing electronica sound. They will start touring soon:

Europe 2017 tour

7/14 – Lovebox Festival (London, UK)

7/16 – Latitude Festival (Bracknell, UK)

7/22 – Out of the Woods Festival (Wiesen, Austria)

8/29 – Deaf Institute (Manchester, UK)

8/30 – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut (Glasgow, UK)

9/1 – Louisiana (Bristol, UK)

9/2 – The Bodega (Nottingham, UK)

9/4 – Sunflower Lounge (Birmingham, UK)

9/5 – Village Underground (London, UK)

North America 2017 tour

9/10 – The Echo (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

9/11 – Constellation Room (Santa Ana, CA, USA)

9/13 – Rickshaw Stop (San Francisco, CA, USA)

9/15 – The Vera Project (Seattle, WA, USA)

9/17 – The Cobalt (Vancouver, Canada)

9/19 – Lost Lake (Denver, CO, USA)

9/21 – Beat Kitchen (Chicago, IL, USA)

9/22 – Adelaide Hall (Toronto, Canada)

9/24 – Songbyrd Music House (Washington, DC, USA)

9/26 – World Café Live Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA, USA)

9/27 – Secret Show (New York, NY, USA)

9/28 – Great Scott (Allston, MA, USA)