On January 31st, London-based singer-songwriter and folk artist Katie Blount released her debut album titled Dark Water. Today we have the pleasure of premiering a video for the title track. Using the same DIY ethic she used to record and produce her album, she also created this music video.
“‘Dark Water’ is a song of subtleties, a gradual unwinding of a relationship and a slow-burning of the last embers of pain. It is sung from the perspective of someone who realises their relationship has come to end and who is wading through the subtle and often hidden signs that now seem so clear. The opening line takes you into the song immediately: ‘I knew it was over when you gave me a glimpse into your eyes and nothing was returned’. Lines like ‘If your heart could speak what language would it use?’ pull you deeper into its melancholy sadness….”
Asked recently where her ‘Dark Water’ is Katie replied, “My Dark Water is in those experiences in life that force you to move towards your pain. Sometimes we don’t want to fully experience it because we’re too afraid, but the only way out of the dark water is through.’ The video captures the feeling and temperature of the song and moves like an impressionistic painting from the abstract back to the emotion. Katie has utilised the split-screen technique to further illustrate the distance between these two people who are slowly moving apart.”
When talking about the making of the video, Katie said, “I wanted the video to express the subtlety of what was happening in the song. I began to realise quickly that was very difficult to do, as I didn’t want the imagery to be obvious or too abstract and lose a sense of connection. I wanted to find a way of expressing the emotional internal landscapes while showing the reality of what is slowly unfolding.”
Check out the video here…
‘Dark Water’ is available now and can be bought/streamed here: https://lnkfi.re/darkwater