Goth-pop singer-songwriter Marissa Nadler is set to release her new album, Strangers, the followup to 2014’s July. She shared the lead single “Janie In Love” a month ago, and today she’s back with visuals for the followup “All The Colors Of The Dark.”
The song is beautifully gloomy and bare, with little more than entrancing strings, subdued percussion, and lightly strummed guitars giving way to Nadler’s feathery, haunting vocals. The song’s black-and-white, live-action, stop motion clip was directed and animated by Nadler. It’s a perfect visual complement to the song, using every bit of light and shadow on the grayscale for gorgeous literal translation of the song’s title. The richness of both the deep shadows and the bright bursts of light mirror Nadler’s floating vocals cutting through the melancholy soundscapes, eliciting the beauty that is present in darkness once one is comfortable dwelling there. Check it out.