"I’ve paired this kind of imagery with my music in my mind for a long time, so to see it in video form and be able to share it with everyone is huge for me."
Sunshine Coast singer-songwriter Dorah Jacson is about to release a new video for her recent single Lurking, and The Music has the pleasure of premiering it a day early.
Coming onto the scene strong last year with her debut single Away and follow-up Sinking, Jacson quickly nabbed spots supporting bands like Fragile Animals and CLEWS, as well as opening Big Pineapple Music Festival in May.
The 21-year-old's first release for 2020 was written for anyone that’s "had someone get in their space when they are not welcome" and the result is a rumbling alt-rock lament, her voice soaring over a moody drum line that builds like a storm.
"Most people will think straight to physical kinds of harassment," says Jacson, "but online harassment through messaging is where this song came from for me.
"It’s been real scary seeing a lot of people thinking they can say whatever they like to whoever they like online, so I’m hoping this song can raise more awareness on the issue."
The clip itself is suitably dark-toned for the topic, shot mostly in voyeuristic close-ups of Jacson being exposed to the elements on a rocky coastline.
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"It was filmed and edited singlehandedly by a legendary woman, Matisse Langbein, which I’m super stoked about!" says Jacson.
"We wanted to create a really beautiful and meaningful video to help raise awareness of the message of the song, and I feel like we’ve done that.
"What’s also really special is that I’ve paired this kind of imagery with my music in my mind for a long time, so to see it in video form and be able to share it with everyone is huge for me.
The track also is the first look at Jacson's upcoming EP, so keep an eye out for more from the young artist and give the clip a look above!