IAN SWEET, the project of Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Jilian Medford, released her third LP, Show Me How You Disappear, last month. Yesterday (April 16), she shared a short film accompanying the album, which sees her driving to a rundown motel to perform a selection of its tracks – including ‘Dumb Driver’, ‘Get Better’, ‘Power’, and ‘I See Everything’. Watch it below.
“I haven’t been able to perform this record in a live setting or with an audience present which has been so hard for me,” Melford said in a press release. “I wanted to make something unique to present these songs with live elements. Reimagining them and the way we normally view live music. In the video I intentionally put myself in unlikely scenarios in which I’m trying to escape; from myself, from my feelings. I wanted to make something where the viewer could escape with me.”
Director Lucy Sandler added: “The album is a transformative ethereal journey rooted in this gritty unforgiving realism that wrenches at your heart. To bring some of these songs to life I wanted to tie the visuals to grunge, struggle, solitude, escape, but in a way that dissolves the way we traditionally relate to familiar spaces, allowing Jilan to bring raw performance to a narrative landscape.”
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