Emmy Award-winning actor, composer, producer, and singer-songwriter Brittany Allen has unveiled a video for her single, “Monster”. Allen refers to “Monster” as ‘vicious’ not once, but twice, should shed light on what internal hurdles the Canadian artist aims to overcome through her newest single’s lyrical themes.
The track is from her upcoming debut EP, Khamai Lion which is set to be released in December 2019, under the moniker of Britt.
“I wrote this song with Nygel Asselin (NYG) at his studio in Vancouver,” Britt recalls of “Monster” and its process. “I came in that morning knowing I wanted to explore the feeling of taking your pain out on the person you’re with. We jammed about the idea, and found the song together. It was a great collaboration.
I was working through my own inner demons,” she continues, confiding that taking things out on her partner was something she contended with at the time. “I had woken up with the clarity to recognize where it was coming from, but I still didn’t know how to stop it. It felt like something other than me was taking over…
Something vicious and mean.”
As for the video,
“I choreographed this video together with Bryan Hindle,” Britt says, setting the scene; she also edited the video in its entirety. “We were our own camera operators, moving the tripod to different spots around the location.”
“We wanted to physically represent the feelings of that moment in a relationship, where one person is wielding the power — pushing and pulling the other, puppeteering them to suit their needs at any given second.
The roller coaster of it all… The cycle of hurt and forgiveness… The falling back into each other’s arms… And the exhaustion of that vicious cycle.”
Check out the video below and stay up to date with Britt via her socials.
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