Independent singer-songwriter Ashley Worhol debuted the video for her new single this week.
Worhol debuted the video for her single ‘Listen to the Wind‘ Thursday. The video places Worhol in a deeply forested area in a flowing gown as the song plays over the video.
At one point, the video portrays Worhol as battling what are supposed to be dark hands that tug at her from every angle. The hands are meant to represent her own inner demons.
The song’s very subtle, piano-driven arrangement is a work that will appeal to fans of Amy lee, Type O Negative and Nine Inch Nails. Its lyrical content comes from a personal place, according to Worhol.
Worhol discussed the song’s lyrical content in a recent interview.
‘Listen to the Wind’ is extremely personal to me because I wrote this song using myself as an experiment,” she said. “I struggle with anxiety almost on a daily basis and wanted to compose something that would physically make me feel relief. Anytime I would start to have an attack, I would go to the piano and play different chords and melodies to see if any of them physically made me feel better. Which, I found some that did. Once I realized what helped calm my emotions, I knew I wanted to write this song in hopes it might also help heal others who struggle with anxiety as well.”
‘Listen to the Wind’ is my escape,” she added. “Nature is my escape and it is a constant reminder to cherish the small details, watch animals and bugs roam freely, smell the flowers as they move in the breeze and most importantly, listen to the wind and feel the warmth of the sun beaming down on your face. For anyone out there who struggles with anxiety, you are not alone. You will never be alone. You are in my thoughts and prayers and I am right there with you.”
Along with discussing the song’s lyrics, Worhol also noted how the lyrics and music tied into the song’s video treatment.
“Not only did I want to compose a song but I also wanted to show in art form what my anxiety feels like visually,” she said. “This is what led to the filming of the music video for this emotional track. I took this time to be vulnerable and truly showed what heals me, which is nature, and what I feel physically when these attacks occur…On set while filming, I allowed myself to have an attack. There was a take we were shooting where I was supposed to sing along with the track and the moment the song turned on, I couldn’t sing. At that moment I knew this was the time to truly capture in the raw what happens to me during an attack and I let the camera capture every second.