“The Empty Glass” is taken from Zoee‘s Flaw Flower, out on Illegal Data.
Last year, London musician Zoee released her debut album Flaw Flower, drawing inspiration from the avant pop of the 80s, modern literature and her own experiences. She has now shared a video for “The Empty Glass,” one of the highlights of the record. “[It] explores how the seasonal rhythm of our lives can summon waves of nostalgia and self-reflection,” Zoee explains. “Sometimes these moments of reflection can bring up difficult memories, so through the song I seek to make peace with the past in order to welcome in the new.”
The pastoral visuals were directed by Italian queer filmmaker and photographer Dani d’Ingeo. “It is a song about love and coming to terms with the past,” adds d’Ingeo. “We began looking into collective healing and rituals and ended up in the magical universe of folklore and paganism. We wanted to transport the viewer into the same oneiric reality Zoee’s work lives in. Working with my extremely talented friend Robert George Sanders was an honour and a dream come true. We sat down in his studio and he let me into his universe of fantastic colourful outfits and ever-powerful nature. We discussed the themes of the song and my ideas of creating a healing ritual through the visuals, and we decided we had to make the shoot feel as genuine and close to an actual ritual as we could. Witchcraft never happens casually.”
Watch the video and revisit Flaw Flower below.
Catch Zoee live at the London’s Paper Dress Vintage on March 31 (more info).