Watch Lena Fayre's "Belong to You" Video
Thu, 10 Jan 2013 13:25:15
New artist alert! Lena Fayre has released the video for her debut single, "Belong to You." But before you watch it, here's some background info.
Lena Fayre is a 16-year-old singer-songwriter from Los Angeles. She also has some talented pals.
Rendered in stunning black and white, it plays more like a short film than a typical music video, telling the heart-rending story of a young couple torn apart as victims of bad choices. Scenes of amorous carousing spliced between romantic visions of a date, work as foils to remarkably gorgeous shots of doom: windows exploding, curtains whipping in the wind; silhouettes of both lovers rolling slowly in their car as shattered glass arcs inward like angular drops of water. The video closes on a dramatic plot twist with the sounds of sirens in the air.
Directed by award-winning 23-year-old director from Cal. State - Long Beach, Leah McKissock, and produced by Adam Blake Carver, the video is a work of awe-inspiring beauty and grief, exactly parallel to Fayre's song, itself. McKissock's direction is somehow delicate and sledgehammer-blunt at once. Each of her subjects are as plain to the eye as a still-life painting, yet with a subtlety that lets deep undercurrents of impending woe climb under the skin, where they build and push like dammed water until the deeply tragic closing scene unfolds.
Watch did you think of Lena Fayre's video?