Video Premiere – ‘Paranoia’ By Sarah Ragsdale
How’s your winter going? We’ve been pretty cool here in London, but things have certainly hotted up with the new release from Sarah Ragsdale – even though her clip shows her in the snow.
Regular readers will know Sarah quite well. The singer songwriter and musician based in New Jersey has been absolutely on fire with her “Ragstime” style of music, with releases in the past year such as ‘This Kiss’, ‘Ferris Wheel’ and ‘Next Time’ bringing her attention and critical acclaim. So we’re super proud to be premiering the official music video for Sarah’s latest song, ‘Paranoia’.
Shot in Brooklyn, New York, and made to look like an old time Super-8 film, the clip opens up on Sarah playing in the snow. We move to her in a modern day setting, still in the snow, singing in an anthemic style, a much slower, deeper sound than is characteristic of Sarah. She sings of of haunted mansions, summer turning to fall, all the while the snow is coming down around her. The effect is a more serious side of Sarah: showcasing her depth and versatility as an artist.
Scenes flash back to the Super-8 film and the present day, creating a nostalgic feeling, while Sarah sings of ‘Paranoia’ – a tale of lost love. Sarah sings ‘Tell me why you don’t wanna marry me” – pulling at our heartstrings and compelling us deeper into the story.
Directed by Douglas Ferguson, ‘Paranoia’ features Sarah alone, with the wintry landscape adding further to the feeling of a lost opportunity, but at the same time – as she sings of the changing seasons, we feel hope that spring is just around the corner.