From Dagmar's album "AFTERLIGHT"
music and lyrics by Dagmar & Darla Murphy
with Dana Telsrow and Justin LeDuc
Directed and Edited by Alana Waksman
Produced by Donald Revolinski and Alana Waksman
Cinematography by Cody Olivas
Hair and Makeup by Gerilyn Paguia
1st AC - Peter Arnold
2nd AC - Gareth Bell
Gaffer - Alfonso James, Holden Ketterhagen
Grip - Brenton Schwartz, John Persolus
Color by Sam Ziaie
Thank you - Jay and Lenora Boyle, Dave and Lisa Cohen, Kevin Hosbond, Carolyn Waksman, and Sheila Ross.
Anchored in their prairie homeland of Iowa, Gemma Cohen (vocals, bass) and Miranda Mallard (vocals, keyboard, guitar) are Dagmar’s core, from a small town where most people never really meet, but just know each other. "We have memories of playing together as kids as young as age 5 or 6. When we were in college, we were at a mutual friend's birthday party and found ourselves in a secluded corner learning the classical Lakme Flower Duet. From there, we began learning every song we could get our hands on that had harmonies?,?" says Cohen. Nine years later, including 8 years of performing together in other bands, the pair - rounding out the band with golden boys Dana T on guitar and Justin LeDuc on drums - released their debut album Afterlight on CD and digital formats on June 6th, 2015. Afterlight was recorded and mixed at Flat Black Studios in Iowa City and mastered at Saff Mastering in Chicago. ??
Now, Dagmar is releasing a music video for the album's second single "What Do You Want," directed, edited, and and co-produced by Alana Waksman, and also co-produced by Donald Revolinski.
Dagmar says of the music video:"What Do You Want" is focused on the point in a relationship when something has died. It is the phase when you are still in the relationship because you have not found the courage or clarity to actually get out. The concept for this video was to express the feelings of this experience: disorientation, confusion, suffocation, hurt, fear, and finally, determination to get out.
[Director] Alana [Waksman] designed expressions of these abstract feelings -- the writing of what we cannot bring ourselves to say builds on our faces as it builds up inside, we push against the confines of a solid frame, and we get towed under and pushed around by currents of water.
Throughout the video, we are looking for and hoping to find some clarity on what the other person in the relationship wants, and ultimately, we find clarity on what do I want and what am I going to do about it.