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This week’s NYC Scene Report features a timely new song from Jennifer Silva, a creative lyric video from singer-songwriter Drew Angus, and indie pop songstress Sophie Colette falling “In Love a Little.”
* As the old saying goes – timing is everything. This is certainly the case with Jennifer Silva’s latest single, “I Wash My Hands.”
Silva wrote and recorded the country/folk/Americana song two years ago, but in light of the current pandemic, and emphasis on hand washing, it made perfect sense to release it now, as the lyrics have taken on an additional meaning she could’ve never imagined when she first put pen to paper.
The video for “I Was My Hands” features a unique cast, as the clip was recorded in quarantine, and includes a plethora of Silva’s friends and relatives. Silva says, “Even though we are all separated by social distancing, we are still connected through the music!”
Break out the soap, and wash your hands with Jennifer Silva.
* Singer-songwriter Drew Angus was ready to film a video for his latest single “Mr. Gemini,” but then the pandemic changed everyone’s plans, especially plans that involved going out and filming for hours on end.
Despite his initial plans having to be scrapped, Angus says, “Me and my team decided we weren’t going to let that stop us! We decided to create a stop motion lyric video. Something that we could do together, from afar. Plus we had plenty of time on our hands. The video is made of 1,000 individual photos and took over 15 hours to create.”
Check out the incredibly creative video, and fantastic song. As a bonus, there’s a pretty decent chance you’ll end up wanting to play Scrabble after seeing this.
* I love it when two column favorites collaborate, which is why I was psyched to hear indie pop artist Sophie Colette teamed up with producer Julie Kathryn (who you know as the ethereal downtempo electro-pop artist I Am Snow Angel) for a new single titled “In Love a Little.”
Colette described the song, and lyric video, in a statement, saying, “Dreams have an ephemeral quality of entering and leaving your mind in a split second. They can be so vivid in the moment, and disappear once you wake up. Lately I’ve been having dreams of a romantic apocalypse, fading in and out of reverie and reality, of endearing confusion bordering hallucination. I wanted to create an aesthetic interplay in the lyric visual to celebrate the delicate lines and hazy emotions of falling in love.”
Check out the video, and continue to fall for the music of Sophie Colette.
For more of the best of NYC’s indie music scene, come back next Wednesday, and check out the archives for previous columns.