Drea Marilyn captures the crippling emotional disconnect that exists at the end of a relationship, when the trust goes by the wayside shattering a foundation, in her new video for, Calgary.
Drea spoke with The Fountain about writing the script for this music video, her favourite gigs and her views on song writing.
TF: A new video release, what has the response been like so far?
It’s been surprisingly receptive. This is my third music video release for the latest EP I worked on.
TF: And how do you view writing normally, you mentioned you found song-writing Calgary a cathartic experience?
I bite my tongue a lot. I’m very careful with what I say and who I say it to. I also struggle with talking to people in person so writing for me is overall the easiest way to express myself. I usually pull from different experiences to create a song, opposed to Calgary which was based from a singular source.
TF: And an interesting video concept, how much were you involved in the visual translation?
Thank you! This was my first time writing the script and concept for this video. I had a chance to work with very creative directors in the past such as Daniel Lazar, and I had very limited experience from the film club I was in in college, but I was extremely involved. Jonathan, my friend who is featured in the song, helped with location. Meena of Sohi Production did a great job on getting wonderful shots and piecing it together.
TF: Have you any plans to follow this with a tour?
I do. I’ll be doing a few local shows and festivals in the Seattle/Pacific Northwest region and I’ll be doing my first East Coast/ Southern tour in July. I’d love to do a house show circuit around the country. It be neat to play and cook for people too.
TF: What has been your favourite gig to date?
I have a handful I can’t choose from. Hae Bang Chon Festival in Seoul, South Korea, the NAMM Show in Anaheim, California and a show I played with the talented Lark Remy at The Rendezvous in Seattle.