Serena Sun shares music video for her new single, “Body”


Serena Sun releases powerful music video for “Body”

Following the release of her highly anticipated EP Shadows On The Ceiling, Vancouver-based electro-pop artist Serena Sun unveils the powerful video for the collection’s lead single, “Body.”  Diving into her journey of trauma and healing, the video is a stunning visual of the highs and lows of Serena’s process of reclaiming what she lost through her experience with sexual assault.

 “When I sat down with my incredible Director and DOP, Tamara Black and Cathy Ye, we talked about how we could intentionally and honestly depict my experience of healing after being sexually assaulted by a friend in university. After tons of different iterations of how to best tell my story, we landed on visually capturing the different stages I went through after the assault,” Serena shares.

The music video opens with me lying on a couch in a cold, moon-lit room where “pieces of the party” are strewn on the floor. I am in a daze, and in a state of suppression while I’m trying to recall what had happened. The narrative continues with scenes of anger, and eventually leads to healing and triumph, where I’m surrounded by friends and helping others who seem to be in similar daze-like states.

She continues,

After my experience with sexual assault, it took years of me going through different stages of healing before I felt like my trauma no longer had a hold on me. Writing and releasing “Body” was my version of triumph and a way of expressing to others who have experienced sexual assault that they’re not alone; they can take their power back.

Through this video, I hope to raise more awareness about sexual assault, as its still a prevalent problem in our society; with more open and public discussions about sexual assault, we ask our peers to aid SA survivors in our demand for systematic changes. I hope those who are watching this video, and those listening to the song, gain a better understanding of the range of emotions that follow being sexually assaulted and are convicted and embodied to use their voices to enact positive change.

Watch the video for “Body” below, and stay up to date with Serena Sun via her socials.

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