I am excited to present to you the new visuals from shoegaze dream pop artist Lauren Lakis. Entitled “Fear of God” the song narrates the singers struggles with her religious upbringing, strict Catholic school rules and feeling abandoned by her father.
“Nuns were an important part of my childhood; some were teachers of mine, and some were just simply present around the school and church. I’ve always felt fascinated by them – how could a woman choose to commit herself to her faith in such a permanent way? I honestly felt pretty inferior in their presence, like my sinfulness was illuminated by their holy aura.
I’ve always loved the idea of subverting the idea of the “Bride of Christ” and decided to explore that theme in the music video. I thought, what if we found a nun in the desert, having her own “Temptation of Christ” pilgrimage, invited to dance with the devil…giving in to the ultimate temptation…only to feel disappointed afterward?
I asked my guitarist and bandmate, Jared Ciezlewicz, to play the devil and he was a great sport in accepting my invitation. His guitar is such an integral part of the song itself, so it was perfect that he and I would act together in the video. My good friend Ian Carre-Burritt co-directed with me, shot it, and edited.” – Lauren Lakis
About Lauren Lakis