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KEZRA'S TOP 5 HEARTBREAK MUSIC VIDEOS

Back Home is out now!

Image: Corey Adams


Naarm/Melbourne-based indie-pop artist KEZRA recently shared her new single, Back Home. To celebrate the release, the singer has shared with MILKY her five favourite heartbreak music videos!


“I started writing this song on the floor of my living room, strumming along on my guitar, but feeling very uninspired during lockdown. So, I plugged in my vocal harmoniser pedal, in the hope that it would give me some inspiration and help me write in a more creative way. It first began with the slow paused chord changes on the guitar. Then the lyrics - ‘I was taken back to the house where we met’ came to me whilst using my harmoniser and this instantly set the tone for where the rest of the song needed to go." KEZRA shares of the track.


"There was something special about the imperfect and mechanical sounding harmonies, that made these lyrics hit deeper. The guitar pauses are almost echoing that feeling of being stuck, reminiscing on the past, replaying old memories in your mind and not being able let go. Towards the end, the strumming is so aggressive with distortion, building up with anger, kind of like a cry for help by the end of the song.”


FALLING WATER - MAGGIE ROGERS

Maggie never seems to fail me when it comes to her music videos, I love the way she incorporates dance into her clips as the main feature to express the emotions of her music. ‘Falling Water’ portrays the narrative of heartache in such a beautiful way, her expressive choreography builds with the song amongst the dry landscape that she can’t escape. Eventually ending in darkness with the water falling down on her as though she’s finally setting her emotions free and surrendering to her heart.



WANT YOU BACK - HAIM

This is more of a heartache anthem for me. It gives me the heartache and pain through the music, but the video lightens the heartache and makes it feel more relatable whilst giving hope. The one continuous shot with the sunrise peaking through absolutely dazzled me when I first saw this. It’s so simple, yet the quirky choreography moving in time to the beat had my eyes captivated, wondering where they will end up. Although they are just walking ahead, it leaves me so satisfied by the end with joy. I could watch this 100 times over and not get sick of it.



SCARLETT - HOLLY HUMBERSTONE

Is there a better way of releasing every emotion in your body than holding on to the edge of a semi-truck while it’s moving and performing your heart out? This video makes me feel so empowered, it’s like ‘you can put me through hell, but I’ll still be standing strong by the end of it, I don’t need your love’. Holly’s videos always pair well with her emotive music and pushes the boundaries of comfortable.



SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW (FEAT. KIMBRA) - GOTYE

11 years later and this video clip is still etched in my mind. I remember the first time I watched this and how I could feel the anger that comes with heartache. It’s intimate, raw and completely authentic to Gotye and Kimbra as artists.



I STILL LOVE YOU - BANKS

Simplicity - This is the key to expressing vulnerability. What I love about this video is the intimacy that Banks displays, which so heavenly reflects the main heartbreaking theme of the song I Still Love You. She’s allowing us to feel her pain so openly and tells the narrative through her eyes. This clip is a fitting change from her usual dark and haunting videos.




Back Home is out now!


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