Flock of Dimes (aka Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner) has shared a new single and music video for “Hard Way,” directed by Lachlan Turczan. “Hard Way” is a song taken from Wasner’s second solo LP, Head of Roses, and it will be released on April 2nd via Sub Pop.
In the video – which was shot in Joshua Tree, CA, outside in the freezing dark on a windy winter’s night – Wasner’s face acts as a canvas for an array of pulsing patterns of light. Wasner says of the song, “Although I didn’t fully understand when I wrote it, this song is an example of the power of the subconscious mind to hide truths from ourselves that we’re not yet ready to see. When I wrote this song I was still in the throes of new love, and I thought I was writing a straightforward, earnest love song. But when I tried to record it, something about the tone of it was eerie, strange, a bit darker than I would have expected. It wasn’t until long after I wrote it that I became aware of its odd foreshadowing of what was to come—that something I intended to be bright and hopeful in the moment was floating on top of a deep current of unease.”
Listen to “Hard Way” and watch the video for it below: