London-based neoclassical pop auteur Sasha Siem weaves classical flourishes with evocative lyrics and swells them into something huge. Her music maintains an immense orchestral feel without becoming unapproachable. Her excellent album Bird Burning is due out at the end of the month, and today standout track “Crow” receives a picturesque visual treatment. Siem is surrounded by dark, beautiful landscapes as she delivers a raw performance of her lyrics, enhancing the dramatic potency of the song. Plus the shot of the huge crow perched on her forearm around the 2:04 mark is just badass. It’s a grand, sweeping visual accompaniment that makes an already incredible song that much better. Watch.
Bird Burning is out 10/28 via Blue Plum. Pre-order it here.