NEWS: Fazerdaze shares wistful video for 'Winter'

NEWS: Fazerdaze shares wistful video for ‘Winter’

New Zealand singer/producer/multi-instrumentalist Amelia Murray, the artist behind Fazerdaze, has revealed the official video for ‘Winter’ – an evocative and sparsely drawn track: threaded with a earworm melody, it’s lifted from her recent EP Break!, which is out now on section1. The video, which features a contemplative Amelia under an umbrella from daylight into nightfall, was shot in Christchurch, NZ, by director Joey Clough. Watch it below.

Speaking about the meaning behind the song and making the video, Amelia explains, “Winter is a song about hope and disappointment. It’s about striving to see the best in someone, and choosing to believe someone’s words over their actions. This song makes me think of what Maya Angelou said; “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time”. This is something I have had to learn the hard way repeatedly, and these lyrics show me going through that lesson.

My vision for this video was to have a girl in a bright coloured rain jacket on a grey winter’s day. I wanted the brightness of her jacket to symbolise the hope she is holding onto within a grey, murky situation. When I told Joey (the director) this vision, we were out the door in ten minutes to shoot this. We did zero planning, which worked well for me as I wasn’t able to overthink the performance.”

With the release of her powerful and cathartic EP Break!, Fazerdaze put out her first body of music in over five years. Taking stock at an emotional bottom, with her new release Fazerdaze crafts an empowering portrait of surrender and personal reclamation. 

In Amelia’s words, “Because I was so private about the pain I was experiencing I called the EP ‘Break!’ to reflect the way that I got myself out of the pain; by breaking, shouting for help, drawing a line and telling people around me that I’d had enough. It was an ugly but transformative time, and I made massive shifts forward in my life when I finally allowed myself to come undone. In this space of brokenness, I found power, freedom, a blank canvas. Break! is ultimately about surrender and acceptance of ugly truths.”

Photo credit: Joey Clough

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