This past summer, Olympia’s Oh, Rose self-released their astonishing debut album titled Seven, an album that is simply a gem in nowadays music. Intense and mind-blowing, this album is a massive statement by the four-piece – comprised by Olivia Rose, Liam Hindahl, Kevin Christopher and Sarah Redden – that give all of themselves to their music.
We have the pleasure to premiere their music video/short film for two songs featured on the album, “Running” and “Seven“. Filmed in Olympia, the video was directed by Olivia and filmed/edited by Kuwilileni Williams-Hauwanga, Justis Biggart and Brooke Bolding.
Olivia shared with us her thoughts about the video/songs:
“It’s hard to articulate an experience. The entire video was something I had visualized the first time we practiced the song Seven as a band. It was that visualization, of seven women awaiting an experience that could be interpreted as painful or beautiful or traumatizing or powerful, that solidified the theme of an entire album; of a a creative project and of an emotional release for me, personally. After coming back from tour this summer I was approached by two women, Kuwilileni and Brooke, whom expressed interest in being apart of making seven a visual reality. I’m not sure I would have found the strength or motivation to make it actualized if it weren’t for them. As soon as we got the ball rolling, brainstorming and story boarding in my back yard one afternoon, the rest of the shoot became an organic whirlwind that manifested, from the beginning planning stages to the actual filming, in less than a week. I knew that I wanted the seven women in the video to be ones I had personal connections with, who had touched me in one way or another and who had let me glimpse a part of themselves that made me feel better for having known them. Before the shoot, especially the ceremony scene, eight of us sat on the trunks of two cars and talked about what the pour meant to us individually. It was so powerful to see each woman open up about past traumas, current strengths, and future uncertainties. I believe that allowing oneself to be vulnerable with others is ultimately what creates lasting bonds between humans. I had shared intimate moments with each one of them but in that moment we were United in a way that solidified our bonds as women in our community. SEVEN is about finding strength in oneself through the experiences and choices that may or may not have been ours. SEVEN is about taking all the shit that was dumped on us from the moment we were born and, ultimately, running with it.”
Watch the video below:
Read our interview with Oh, Rose here and get Seven here.