Recently, Ian Sweet released her full-length Show Me How You Disappear (Polyvinyl). Today, she is sharing a short film which features four of the album’s tracks – “Dumb Driver,” “Get Better,” “Power,” and “I See Everything.” Directed by Lucy Sandler, the Show Me How You Disappear short film places these tracks into emotional, cinematic contexts. It features Medford, who performs live throughout the film.
From Jilian Medford AKA: Ian Sweet:
“I haven’t been able to perform this record in a live setting or with an audience present which has been so hard for me,” says Medford. “I wanted to make something unique to present these songs with live elements. Reimagining them and the way we normally view live music. In the video I intentionally put myself in unlikely scenarios in which I’m trying to escape; from myself, from my feelings. I wanted to make something where the viewer could escape with me.”
Director Lucy Sandler elaborates: “The album is a transformative ethereal journey rooted in this gritty unforgiving realism that wrenches at your heart. To bring some of these songs to life I wanted to tie the visuals to grunge, struggle, solitude, escape, but in a way that dissolves the way we traditionally relate to familiar spaces, allowing Jilan to bring raw performance to a narrative landscape.”