Matriarch Debut "Cancer Girl" Music Video Write Letter to Trent Reznor
Fri, 02 Sep 2011 09:24:35
ARTISTdirect.com has teamed up with Matriarch to premiere the disturbing video for the song "Cancer Girl," which follows a sick woman in the hospital, as she deals with poking, prodding, pills and more. It's certainly medical and you can draw your own conclusions about the action that takes places. Be forewarned, though. It's not for the squeamish.
The song is a slow, synthy, mysterious and ominous ode. It's almost darkly romantic, too. It's breathy. It's good. It's cinematic, like a mini film.
It's inspired by a track from a Nine Inch Nails record, and she included this open letter to Trent Reznor below…
Dear Trent, I was sneaking your records at age 8. I identified with your realness and unbridled execution. Even at the young age, I was touched by the realness and unbridled execution of the music, which explains why NIN helped get me through my pre-pubescence and adolescence. I have this story; this complicated past that I wasn't ready to share until I could do so in the most tasteful way. When I found out at age 16 that I had ovarian cancer, my life nearly ended. After years of suffering from the lingering physical and emotional pain, your song "The Four of Us Are Dying" found me at a very broken, empty place. It became my friend and it gave me the strength to tell my story and to let out the emotions in a most cathartic way. I recorded this song four years ago, never intending on releasing it to the public, never intending to benefit from it in any way. The right time caught up with me and I felt I was ready to tell my story. Through the lyrics I laid upon your bed of music, this song turned into a pure and real account of my experience. It means a lot to me that you receive this song well. I'm just one person you have touched and inspired to create art. I hope this letter finds you well. I hope to meet you one day. Truly, cancer girl
Watch it now.
What did you think of the Matriarch video for "Cancer Girl?"
Directed by Nicole Zeno
Co-directed by Matriarch, Robby Starbuck