A self-reflective and surreal rumination on entrapment, isolation and anxiety.
French-Senegalese artist anaiis has teamed up with multidisciplinary artist, poet and Fact Resident Julianknxx for the stunning visual accompaniment to her new track, ‘juno’. An intensely personal reflection on feelings of entrapment, isolation and anxiety, the track narrates a journey back to oneself. “When writing this song, I was looking for glimpses of solace whilst searching for ways to see beyond the confines of my thoughts and to find the little crack where I felt I had choice again,” she explains. “I wrote about being okay with not being okay, it’s not always easy to make space for ourselves when we are feeling so very low.”
Filmed at 180 Studios, the video finds anaiis powerless, trapped in a surreal void, a physical reflection of her internal angst. Opening the video with a quote from Alice Walker: “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any,” Julianknxx captures the artist at her most intimate and honest, starting up close before gradually revealing the negative space around her as she sits slumped, stuck in her own mind. “I was trying to communicate a feeling visually, using imagery to convey emotion,” she says.
‘juno’ is out now on all streaming platforms. You can find anaiis on Instagram.