The lyric video for “The Villain” from Toronto indie folk singer-songwriter, Brooklyn Doran is now out! This song is included on Doran’s new album These Paper Wings, which is set release on September 9th. You can check out Doran and hear the album at her Album Release Party at The Drake Hotel on September 10th, along with UKAE and A Fellow Ship. We love the creative approach that she took to create this video. It was shot at the Scarborough Bluffs in Toronto using a series of cinemagraphs that were then brought to life with the help of Flixel.
Doran has this to say about her song,
“”The Villain” captures the idea of regaining strength and power in a situation where I felt trapped and silenced. As women we are often taught to take full responsibility for uncomfortable situations we find ourselves in regardless of whether we have control or agency within them. When a toxic or abusive relationship breaks down – there are a lot of complicated feelings that come with it. With this song, I wanted to express all of those different angles, but most importantly I wanted to tell a story that presented strength and the ability to overcome. I am not only writing for me here; I am also writing for the startling number of women in my life who I know can relate. Through the lyric video, I wanted to showcase imagery that made me feel strong and powerful, but beautiful at the same time.”
I’m Nicole, a biology teacher by day, but my life revolves around music. I’m that girl that you will always find with the concert t-shirt on and ear buds in. It is rare that you find me without some type of music playing in the background. I connect all of my life experiences to music. It truly has its own language in my heart. There is nothing more exciting than taking in all that a concert has to offer. I love to support local Canadian acts and attend as many shows that I can.