Towards the end of her video for Safety Of Objects, Brooklyn-based violinist/indie rock songstress Anni Rossi can be seen utilizing her bow to send distorted stabs of sound into your eardrums while vintage moving images of dinosaurs, weddings, and dogs in coffee pots flash before your eyes. And while she gets a lot attention for her unique covers (Radioheads Creep and a remake of Rihannas Rude Boy), her latest offering of original material is also a stimulating piece of work.
Clocking in at exactly three minutes, the video is a mish-mash of old film set to the sound of the closing track from Rossis latest LP, Heavy Meadow, which is available now via 3 Syllables. She lets out some high-pitched squeals as she delivers lyrics that explore the reasons behind the human need to buy stuff, and the Tyler Jensen-directed clips disjointed nature is a great way to portray the seemingly obligatory rituals of marriage and child rearing.
Its all set to a melody to that is extremely catching, which, according to Rossi, is by design. My lyrical sensibilities are now moving away from my more narrative art-songs to straight up hook-based pop lines, she said in a press release. She also added that shes recently noticed a mischievous streak pop up in her songwriting, which often touches upon darker themes. I [sing about] themes like violence, conflict and agony in a playful way, she said. It’s almost like I’m winking at the listener.