Today, we’re excited to premiere the new music video for “Echo”, from Brooklyn indie rocker Katie Capri, aka Fern Mayo.
Premiered by Stereogum last year, “Echo” is bottled-up emotion profusely spurting out after too much pressure has built up: verses leak out as tense, pained wails without pauses, words oscillating and bleeding into each other with no space to take a breath. In the phrasing, there’s an attempt at restraint, a desperation to keep the bottle plugged, but ultimately, it’s all for naught: when the chorus comes, the angst and frustration have come to a boil and are released as a run of wild, wordless howls: catharsis. The guitars similarly exist on the cusp of chaos: dreamlike, with an undercurrent of untamed, noisy violence ready to rear its head.
The video, directed by Emma Penrose, matches the mood of the track well. Through a filter of hazy grain, we watch Fern Mayo among nature, freely mingling with the elements: running her hands through fields of vibrant purple flowers and streams of clear, clean water. Elsewhere, she is shown standing with just her vocals and guitar, crying out like a wolf does to the moon. The film bubbles and tears as her voice does: raw and pure.
You can watch the video for Fern Mayo’s “Echo” below: