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Watch Briana Marela Get Trapped in a Dream in the “Farthest Shore” Video

Call It Love Out Today via Jagjaguwar

Aug 04, 2017 Briana Marela
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Briana Marela released a new album, Call It Love, today via Jagjaguwar. Previously she shared its songs “Quit,” “Give Me Your Love,” and “Feel What I Feel.” Now on release day she has shared a video for the dance-y “Farthest Shore.” Marela co-directed the video with Bobby McHugh. It features Marela trapped in a dream. Check out the video below, followed by her upcoming tour dates.

Marela had this to say about the video to Billboard: “I have had night terrors since I was a child, sleep paralysis, and horrible nightmares where I am trapped in my dreams and can’t wake up in the true reality. These night terrors served as a big inspiration in regards to my initial vision for the music video I wanted to make for ‘Farthest Shore.’ Teaming up to co-direct with Seattle director/filmmaker Bobby McHugh, I learned that he too suffers from night terrors and sleep paralysis and he really understood and connected to the song and concept for the video. We dreamed up various shots and locations and then recruited Eleanor Petry of Seattle to work on refining the mood and vibe of the abstract narrative. In the video I am trapped within different dream worlds, never awake in waking reality, with different dream figures manipulating me without clear intent whether they are benevolent or not. The video beautifully illustrates the narrative of being trapped in dreams and trying to escape, with the fear of the unknown lurking around the corner. Besides me, the video also stars my sister Asenath and my friend/bandmate Natalie as my surreal dream figures.”

The album is the follow-up to her debut for the label, 2015’s All Around Us. Whereas All Around Us was produced and recorded by Sigur Rós producer Alex Somers in Reykjavik, Iceland and featured strings by Sigur Rós collaborators Amiina, Call It Love features the production help of Juan Pieczanski and Ryan Heyner of Small Black. A previous press release stated: “Marela’s original vision for this album was to dig into the two poles of her songwriting styles: her ambient, ethereal side and her brighter, beat-driven pop leanings.”

Marela also recently shared a cover of Leonard Cohen’s “This Is a War” for the “Our First 100 Days” anti-Donald Trump project.

Read our 2015 Pleased to Meet You print magazine article on Briana Marela.

Briana Marela Tour Dates:

Thu. Sep. 14 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
Fri. Sep. 15 - Kalamazoo, MI @ Bells Brewery
Sat. Sep. 16 - Indianapolis, IN @ Hi-Fi Lounge
Sun. Sep. 17 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
Mon. Sep. 18 - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
Wed. Sep. 20 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
Thu. Sep. 21 - Ft. Collins, CO @ Downtown Artery
Fri. Sep. 22 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room
Sun. Sep. 24 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
(all shows with San Fermin)

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