Flock of Dimes has announced, her new LP Head of Roses, will drop on April 2nd, 2021 via Sub Pop. Today, she has shared a new video for album track “Two.” Flock of Dimes, is the project of writer/producer/musician Jenn Wasner, Head of Roses is her second solo album.
The video for today’s release, “Two,” which was directed by Lola B. Pierson and Cricket Arrison, stars Wasner and Arrison and explores the layers of artifice that we wrap ourselves in to make it through the day.
Directors Pierson and Arrison offer this on the video’s specific theme: “The world of the video shows two humans during three consecutive days. One human lives her life from morning to night, the other from night to morning. In the middle of the day they meet and the next day begins. By exploring dichotomies (natural/artificial, day/night, everyday/majestic) the work points to the pain caused by categorization and the joy of unification.”
Wasner elaborates: “’Two’ is about trying to find a kind of balance between independence and interdependence, and the multitudes within ourselves. It’s about trying to reconcile the desire to maintain a sense of personal autonomy and freedom with the need to connect deeply with others. And it’s about struggling to feel at home in a body, and learning how to accept that the projection of self that you show to others will always be incomplete.
“I made this video with an incredible team of generous and talented people, including some very dear old friends. I think what we made captures the spirit of the song perfectly—the sense of delight and wonder at the absurd beauty of everyday life, and the true moments of spontaneous joy that can erupt in those rare moments when you catch a glimpse of yourself the way others see you.”
Wasner and producer Nick Sanborn (Sylvan Esso, Made of Oak) assembled ‘Head of Roses’ in the same way you’d put together a mixtape, painstakingly and carefully melding disparate parts into a whole, transcending genre to weave a story of heartache and healing together. And in the same way a homemade, painstakingly-crafted mixtape plays out, with the maker’s fingerprints left all over its songs – so goes ‘Head of Roses’. Carefully curated and culled from the depths of Wasner’s heartbreak and healing, it’s deeply, intensely personal.
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