On the heels of her sophomore single, “Leaf In A River,” Keeper E. unveils a new music video for the track. Premiering today via CBC Music, the clip – directed by Adelle Elwood (aka Keeper E.) and edited by Gavin Maclean – follows the songwriter & producer as she emerges from a blanket fort and sheds layers of quilts across disparate landscapes.
The theme of layers is one that is deeply embedded in Keeper E.’s music. Creating resonant foundations from emotive vocals, energetic synths, sound effects, and gentle yet driving beats, Keeper E. proffers enveloping pieces that combine heartfelt and tender lyrics with playful pop sounds.
“Leaf In A River” weaves between a lovelorn daydream and a determined yet naïvely confident attitude of knowing your purpose in life. The song questions the limits of the human body and the emotional limits of the heart. How long can you walk before you get tired? How long will you stay with someone who hurts you? How long can you tolerate the ways the world works before something changes?
These existential questions are surrounded by simple remarks on everyday activities, like watching someone you love tie their shoes to leave your house, or eating dinner with your family. Throughout, these memories seem to be tainted with a bit of regret, pushing the listener toward a chorus that champions self-love, self-worth, and hope.
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