By: Shayla Lee
Bringing the subject of agoraphobia to light earlier this year with her track ‘Stuck in the House,’ DIY grunge pop musician Cream with a K is an artist that isn’t afraid of tackling difficult topics. Inspired by the artist’s personal experience with agoraphobia while she was living in Tokyo, the track features a grungy production of guitars and haunting vocals. Cream with a K recently brought the song to life with the release of her music video. When asked about the video, the artist explained that it happened by fluke.
“I made this video somewhere in Chiba, Japan with the DOP Fabian Parkes. I found the location on the Internet. It was an abandoned hotel in middle of the forest – we weren’t even 100% sure it still existed but we figured that we would check out the co-ordinates and go on a location hunt. I packed an outfit just in case we got the opportunity to take some test shots. We returned to Tokyo for night time and checked out the 5 minute footage we got! Fabian and I both agreed that we didn’t need to go back to re-shoot it. The little imperfections and rawness of the performance complimented the song. I don’t think anyone would believe that the whole video was made by fluke – but it was.”
Featuring juxtaposing imagery of the abandoned building with her beautiful white outfit, the video mimics the feelings of discomfort present in the song’s lyrics. You can follow Cream with a K on Instagram and Facebook and check out the video below!
The cover photo was shot by Lawrence Randall.