NYC artist Breanna Barbara has previewed her upcoming LP Nothin’ But Time – out November 11 via Fuzz Club – with a new single titled ‘Weaning’. It’s the third single from the album, following ‘Diamond Light’ and ‘Landslide’. Check it out via the accompanying vidoe below.
“‘Weaning’ is a song that’s followed me throughout the years,” Barbara explained in a statement. “When I go to record a new album I have mostly new songs but there are always a couple of older ones that will resurface from the vault. In the past, I found myself in relationship after relationship and, once deep inside them, I would pretty consistently want out for one reason or another. It was a pattern I followed for years and had a lot of guilt surrounding it. I think life in general requires us to wean off of certain relationships, starting with our own mother and all the way up to past versions of ourselves. For me this recording really captures the intensity and often pain that can come with grieving those relationships.”
Director Velasco said of the video: “When Breanna and I started talking about the concept for the video, the premise was to stay away from the cliche of the breaking up part and to focus on the transformation process of the person walking away from a relationship that is no longer working. In that sense, the concept of weaning became crucial and so we thought on how to visually portray it. Transformation and evolution isn’t easy, so we embraced that idea and added the element of being reborn, in a messy and even psychedelic process that concludes in a new empowered being that can feel very alien. We also wanted to give it a bold and uneasy atmosphere and look, so we decided to shoot it on film and work with different frame rates, inspired by some of the great music videos from the 90s by Floria Sigismondi, one of my favourite music video directors.”
Barbara added: “Transformational moments when you are weaning off of someone or something can often feel very shaky, scary & even psychedelic at times. The word psychedelic literally means ‘mind revealing’ – which I think is what is happening when the subconscious is revealing something to the conscious mind, that it’s time for a change.”