This is Jenny O.’s new video for “Opposite Island,” a song off her 2013 album Automechanic. Filmed by Sam Gezari, the video is a beautifully intimate glance into a scene that plays out without offering much context. Despite not clueing the viewer in to the details, the emotion is almost gut-wrenching, and paired with that gorgeous combination of piano and vocals, it’s a powerful video.
”A couple years ago a house I was in burned down,” Jenny O. explains. “There was an investigation, the aftermath stuck with me. I was in a daze but I remember hot chocolate, the blanket, accusation, kindness, someone showed up and started taking pictures, someone else told them off, all of it was so weird. Sam Gezari helped me recreate it for ‘Opposite Island.”’