Following on from the release of her ‘Whale‘ EP back in August 2020, Swedish musician, Rebecka Reinhard, has returned with a fresh music video for one of the songs off that aforementioned EP, titled ‘Stamford Hill‘, a visual escapade that sees the dream-pop artist & producer spend most of her time willowing in self pity in a bathtub (filmed in one shot).
Although, in what is, possibly, one of the most creative uses of colour palettes in a music video as of late, Rebecka uses the visual representation of Stamford Hill to explore the notion of the feeling of being stuck.
Speaking on the release of the single, Rebecka reveals that she additionally wanted to touch on struggling to move forward but getting nowhere per se. “I’ve got my makeup on, I’ve lit a bunch of candles, you know, doing my best to stay positive and indulge in a new romantic episode of my life,” she explains on the video.
“Alas, things don’t go according to plan.” Rebecka and her team (Pieces & Cancer) took inspiration from the shrill monochromatic colour schemes of the 90’s, which Rebecka finds quite hilarious, “which also emphasizes the note of desperation in the song. And is there a fruit more 90’s than the Granny Smith apple?”, she explains. Growing up as a 90’s child in Australia, I can’t say there is anything more 90’s than a Granny Smith Apple, although, Jamie Oliver is a close second!