Artist To Watch Yohuna released her long-in-the-works debut album, Patientness, in the fall, and today she’s shared a video for “Apart,” a track that was included on that but has been floating around in demo form for years. The video, which was directed by Tara Bayat, sees Johanne Swanson playing out an evocative interpretive dance against a shadowy backdrop. It’s beautiful in its simplicity.
“This video was a true collaboration between our director Tara Bayat and choreographer Laura S. Romero that initially started with Tara and I finding our shared love of old film musicals,” Yohuna explained to The Fader. “The song itself is about finding self-reliance, so it was really important for me to be in control of the gaze — revealing my ‘self’ instead of giving a performance.”
03/07 Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo ^
03/08 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church ^
03/09 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar ^
03/10 Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall ^
03/17 Austin, TX @ Barracuda (Middle West SXSW showcase)
^ w/ Foxing & Oyama
Patientness is out now via Orchid Tapes.