I posted the soundcloud link for This Lonely Room a few days ago because with my last single, I released both the audio and the video at the same time and I got such overwhelming feedback on the video ( I suspect mainly because of the whole crazy cat obsession in it), which was wonderful- but no one mentioned the song at all and the music is why I do it, it is what I spend the majority of my time and energy on, so I found it really strange that the very thing I was trying to promote got swept to the side.
Making videos is definitely a fun thing, but the experience taught me how visual people are- that as soon as you put an image with something it sticks, the two seem to become quite inseparable. When I write music, I have strong visuals in my head, I know what the characters look like and when I listen to music, I love that we can put our own visuals to a soundtrack. It was a tough choice to create a video for this particular track, because it is a dark, brooding, building song- but I didn’t want the video to be too angsty and so we decided to take a cue from the likes of Dario Argento and David Lynch, Joss Whedon or even Quentin Tarantino- who can turn a very serious dark moment into something a bit absurd- in the case of my video we went for lo-fi special fx and gore. It’s a video that doesn’t take itself too seriously, even though I don’t think of the song itself as a joke.
I hope you enjoy the video- but would also love it if you took time to close your eyes and listen to the song in it’s own right. Above all- thank you for your time to do either, We live in such a fast paced world and I appreciate you supporting me so much!
The song is out on itunes now.