Performance artist-turned-musician Ronley Teper and her backing band the Lipliners are set to unveil a new video for "Pointy Pedals (Rose)," and Exclaim! has the exclusive premiere.
The clip arrives as the second instalment of an audio-visual trilogy that will be released in its entirety on September 2. According to Teper, the latest song and video serve as a metaphor for "nature as human nature."
She elaborated in a statement that reads:
As I envision it both physically and psychologically we start as a seed, we need just the right conditions/seasons to survive, we bud, we flourish, we wreak beauty, we feel pain, we wrinkle, we decay, and all our petals fall away, but to fall back into the ground and feed the circle of conditions again. Writing "Rose" metaphorically was an easier way for me to come to grips with this conundrum. "I learnt thorns were for prickling but I'd been mislead. They are rather a ladder to climb up to find, sweet sweling Rose." Davide was able to create a visual spectacle that inhabited what I was trying to poetize.
The video was directed by Davide Di Saro, who has previously done work with Land of Talk and Coheed and Cambria, and it was created using a creative combination of pencil and watercolour drawings, flash animation and 3D graphics.
Watch the results come to life below in the video for "Pointy Pedals (Rose)."