THE WATER is from electro-soul artist Rayannah's debut EP Boxcar Lullabies
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Director: Lili Lavack
Director of Photography/Editor: Jonathan Stanners
Featuring members of Midnight Choir
Big thanks to our crew Daniel Lavoie, André Dionne, Ian Bawa, Mathew Bevis, Nadine Cornellier, Dominique Lachance, Chloe Chafe and Synonym Arts Consultation.
Supported by Manitoba Film & Music
Winnipeg loop specialist Rayannah released her Boxcar Lullabies EP earlier this year, and as she prepares to play some fall dates in support of the short-player, she has unveiled a video for the track "The Water," and we've got the premiere.
The song is a near-a cappella lament in which Rayannah sings amidst a barren soundscape of rustling electro-acoustic tones and a few abstract loops. The accompanying clip captures the smouldering melancholy by showing the singer standing by her lonesome in the middle of a party. When the arrangement bursts into its rhythmic final passage, the party similarly becomes a fun romp with gang vocals from Midnight Choir.
Rayannah said in a statement, "Hearing Midnight Choir belt out the ending for the first time was a trip. It was exactly what I was trying to share: the feeling when you're surrounded by people who will carry you through, and you realize you can let go. A sort of joyful helplessness. It was also pretty great to see the choir conductor dancing on a table directing warm-up, beer and pizza in hand." -- Exclaim!
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