German-Turkish singer songwriter Alev Lenz has released a thought-provoking video to accompany her song 'Eggshell', the premiere of which you can watch right now on The Independent.
Lenz released her second solo record Two-Headed Girl this year - more recently you may have heard her track 'Fall Into Me' closing the latest season of Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror.
Watch the video below:
Director Daniel Fletcher says of the video:
"For me, Eggshell is a song about being trapped in a circumstance or mind set that while tiresome and difficult, is also part of ones life. It was with this in mind that I came up with the premise of the story.
"I wanted to make a film which showed OCD in two separate lights. One would be to show how debilitating and difficult it is to live with OCD. The other would be to highlight ones ability to take it in stride and integrate it into daily life. It was all about finding a balance of both these ideas, to talk about a real problem, shot in a hyper real style, although grounded in real life scenarios."
Q&A with Alev Lenz
What are you listening to at the moment?
I have a recommendation from Manu Delago that I want to hear asap when I get a moment, 'Cantus in memoriam of Benjamin Britten'.
'Fratres' (violin & piano) - Keith Jarrett / Gidon Kremer by Arvo Pärt
And I had the album Getz/Gilberto on repeat in the recent weeks.
What are your plans for 2017?
I am actually writing and recording new material for my third album!
What was the first gig you ever played and what’s been the best so far?
The first gig I ever played? Oh I can't even remember that far back! I think that might have been with my very first school band at the opening of a new office or so?! Long, long ago!
And the best concert? Probably the one right after my son was born, he was around three months old. He was nearby and I felt very complete being able to perform and be with him and my family. To have absolute joy performing, is a new thing that came with being a mother.
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