Half Waif – “Frost Burn” Video

For the “Frost Burn” music video, Nandi Rose Plunkett returned to the house in the Berkshires where she recorded her excellent new Half Waif EP, form/a, in self-imposed isolation. The video reflects that haunting solitude as Plunkett prepares for a frigid picnic in the snow by brewing tea beforehand and then returning to the house to warm up. It was directed by Emily Dubin. Plunkett talked to Paste about their intentions behind the video:

We took the line from the chorus — ‘and on my island / I cannot keep out all the violence’ — and used that to guide the imagery. We wanted to convey the idea that even when we try to build our own personal islands to protect ourselves from our past, ultimately the violence of our memories cannot be shut out. So there’s the brewing of tea—an act of comfort and coziness — that overlaps with an outdoor picnic in sub-zero weather. And there’s the fort built with blankets, a physically protective structure, that feels hollow and childish in the context of adulthood. In the video, I get to revisit the house where the song was born, while simultaneously reflecting on revisiting my past in that very area, where the woods and the cold and the sweet New England houses trigger so many memories. Standing on the edge of a frozen river in nothing but a dress, internal and external weather assaulting the body and mind.

Watch below.

Tour dates:

03/28 Montreal, Quebec @ Vitrola
03/29 Burlington, VT @ Arts Riot
03/31 Baltimore, MD @ Joe Squared
04/01 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
04/02 Raleigh, NC @ King’s
04/03 Washington, DC @ DC9
04/05 Boston, MA @ Middle East Upstairs
04/06 New York, NY @ The Silent Barn
04/07 Philadelphia, PA @ Everybody Hits

The form/a EP is out now via Cascine.