Video of the Week: Winnie Raeder - 'A Quiet Way'
We did write about Winnie Raeder last month, but the Danish born songwriter who now lives in London has released a thoughtful and evocative video to her song ‘A Quiet Way’. It’s our Video of the Week.
Winnie clearly makes a good impression on everyone who comes across her music, with her EP ‘From Here’ last year leading to shows across Europe, and a BBC Introducing performance at The Lexington.
It’s her vocals that make the most obvious and immediate impression, but please give the video a watch, which she describes as ‘’an all-seeing, cyclical study of life, love and loss, a reversed timeline of existence, illustrated by unified memories’’. It’s a really clever and powerful concept that they've constructed here, reminding us too that ''people will have an everlasting impact on us somehow, even when they’re not actively a part of our lives anymore.''
There are so many flashes of images and memories, that you will probably seize on fragments and interpret them in your mind – for me it’s my Mother alone in lockdown back through to family vacations as a child, as well as simple visions of people and even mountains I haven’t seen for so long. Also what became of my dream of becoming a space astronaut, is it too late to apply?
You can watch it here.