Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Leena Ojala - Why

Ahead of the release of her forthcoming debut EP titled EP1, due out on November 13th, London-based singer/songwriter and producer Leena Ojala has today unveiled the music video for her new single, "Why", directed by Aella Jordan-Edge. The nostalgic video follows a young woman who has rebelled and flown the nest, but returns to her childhood home to greet her estranged father for the first time in many years.

Speaking on the video, Aella says:

"For me the track is about that fluid time between adulthood and childhood. The dichotomy that comes from missing home, wanting comfort, wanting security, but all the while having the desire to fly away and spread your wings. Distinguish yourself... be you.

One of the most exciting things about this video for me was finding the harmony between Leena's powerful black and white performance and the dream like narrative in colour. It was a bold choice to keep them so visually separate, but we found links with the smoke and the watch, and we married the two worlds in the grade by using a warm and cold colour palette.

Watch the video for "Why" below.

"Why" is available now on iTunes. You can also pre-order EP1 here.

Premiere via The 405.

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