Mirel Wagner – “To The Bone” Video

The Finnish-Ethiopian BTW Mirel Wagner makes folk music so dark and spare and primal that it seems to tickle some shared collective memory of bad things happening. And in her similarly spare and mythic and heavy video for “To The Bone,” director Aki Roukala films Wagner wordlessly being pulled, repeatedly, under black water, while her face displays a weird sort of peaceful resignation. Watch it below.

(via NPR)

Wagner’s self-titled debut is out now on Friendly Fire.