'Scarlet Thread' the true story about the Holocaust, an unbroken bloodline and recurring dream
22 June 2020
This short film (7:30 minutes) was made to tell the story behind the song Scarlet Thread by League of Lights, a British electro pop rock duo. It’s a true story of murder in concentration camps, an unbroken bloodline and a recurring dream. See the trailer directly below.
It details a little of the life of Laura, who was murdered in Treblinka in the Holocaust and is connected to singer Farrah West by a bloodline of exactly 99 years. The film was made to ensure that neither Laura nor the history would be forgotten.
Watch the short in full.
League of Lights – the electronic rock/synth pop duo featuring couple Farrah and Richard West.
Farrah and Richard met on the outskirts of London, crossing paths for the first time in the mid 1990’s. Many years later they assembled a stellar cast of luminaries comprising Dutch guitarist Ruud Jolie (Within Temptation), American drummer Mark Zonder (Fates Warning) and fellow Brit Jerry Meehan (Robbie Williams) to guest on their debut album in 2011. Simply entitled League of Lights, the album fused elements of pop, rock and metal into their own unique blend.
“We come from very different musical backgrounds,” says Richard, “and League of Lights is all about where we meet in the middle. It couldn’t exist without both of us”.
The following year the duo teamed up with Glynn Morgan (Threshold) to record the single “Forever”. The three also performed together on stage for a unique concert backed by a 40-voice choir.
In 2019 Farrah and Richard returned with a new album “In the in Between” that showcased Farrah’s sublime and enchanting vocals across 14 new original songs with a sound that made room for electronic rock, synth pop, piano, cinematic soundscapes and everything in between.
In March 2020 the duo released the EP “Extended Light”, featuring extended versions of three songs from “In the in Between”. This will be followed by the release of a mini-documentary called “Scarlet Thread – The Story Behind The Song” on 23 June 2020. It was made to tell the story behind the song ‘Scarlet Thread’ – a true story of murder in concentration camps, an unbroken bloodline and a recurring dream.
The band will be appearing at various online festivals over the Summer.