Video Premiere: Rachael Sage Explores the Paranoia of “Snowed In”
Rachael Sage’s latest album, Myopia, is a change of pace for the artist. The new record, her 13th, often finds her guitar-playing at the fore rather than her signature piano expressions. This decision complements the material on songs such as “Snowed In,” which looks at Edward Snowden and the NSA. The video for “Snowed In,” directed by Norwegian film director Martine Skogstad which we premiere today, deftly captures the tune’s paranoid sentiments.
Sage tells Relix, “Working with Martine Skogstad on this video was really exciting for me because her approach is much more abstract than I’m used to. She’s entirely impressionistic, and the way she features actors and uses them in such a poetic way really moves me. The camera lingers on weathered faces in near-darkness, as we wonder how these seemingly wretched individuals are connected, and what kind of distressed/damaged ‘community’ we’re witnessing…How does how our protagonist fit into this mysterious, cryptic landscape, what will she learn from it, and will she escape it? While I wrote this song about something very specific, I think Martine’s cinematic treatment prompts questions that are as timely as ever about human fragility, loss of innocence, and resilience.”