Marissa Nadler Shares New Video for ‘Lemon Queen’

    Marissa Nadler has shared a new video for ‘Lemon Queen’, taken from her recently released album The Path of the Clouds. Filmed at a 15th century estate in Umbria, Italy, the visual was directed by Eden Tijerina and features Jessica Relinda Maas Venuat. Check it out below.

    “‘Lemon Queen’ is the name of a sunflower variety that grows as tall as 8 feet, thriving in full sun,” Nadler explained in a statement. “The sunflower points its head directly towards its life force, growing tall and upright. Perennial flowers and trees watch entire generations come and go, season after season, sometimes the only constant in a sea of change. To me there’s something very beautiful about that. This song isn’t about a sunflower, of course. It’s an extremely personal and first person narrative, and the Lemon Queen is there through it all.”

    Tijerina commented: “When I thought of what I might contribute to one of Marissa’s songs, I recalled all the feelings she evoked when I was a troubled teen, playing songs of hers over and over on a battle-scarred iPod. Music was a companion I could rely on, one that provided inspiration and encouragement I couldn’t find anywhere else, as well as a running chronicle to everything I did. Now, as an adult, I realize the depth of her artistry: her uncanny knack for reaching those tender, unexamined areas in your heart you can’t seem to locate. In making this video for Marissa, I wanted to recreate the spaces I used my favourite artists to access, a world like the ones I escaped to after school, watching music videos on a computer at the library, daydreaming that one day I could learn to express myself in such a fulfilling way.”

    Marissa Nadler previously released visuals for the album tracks ‘Bessie, Did You Make It?’, ‘If I Could Breathe Underwater’, and ‘I Couldn’t Have Done The Killing’. Read our review of The Path of the Clouds.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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