BLACKBOOK PREMIERE: Sara Kendall’s Alluringly Medieval Video For New Single ‘Fantasies’

 

 

As if it even need be said, few things command our immediate and full attention as a woman in a chainmail headdress. And Brooklyn based model-songstress Sara Kendall dons exactly that in the video for her new single “Fantasies” – though with strings of stark black beads cascading down on either side, and her clutching a pair of broken chains, she’s admittedly a particularly intimidating presence.

The lyrics tell a story of pushing on through a poisonous relationship, something which probably hasn’t changed all that much since the 13th Century. And indeed, Kendall complement’s the song’s sultry, sensual trip-hop aesthetics with a chorus of rather medieval-sounding harmonies.

 

 

“I’m in your claws every single night / You toxify me / ‘Cause you can’t deny me,” she alluringly intones, an undeniably willing player in this lascivious drama.

“‘Fantasies’ is about knowingly indulging in the consequences in a toxic relationship,” she explains, “And the video visualizes the concept of persevering through pain and conquering it, taking control of the outcome of the situation. The idea was for the camera to pan out and up, the watcher ultimately being dominated.”
The track is taken from her October 2018 EP Comply, which, she tells us, “is all about self-preservation.” Which, it would seem, explains the chainmail.

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