BlackBook Premiere: Theresa Andersson’s ‘Street Parade’
If there’s an otherworldly quality to Theresa Andersson’s video for “Street Parade,” the title track of the Swedish-born singer-songwriter’s latest album—premiering here for the first time—that’s because it was shot in a rather magical locale.
“I was so honored to shoot my new video at The Music Box and be a part of the historic art installation before it is dismantled after the final performances this weekend,” Andersson tells BlackBook. “Based in my current hometown of New Orleans and created by non-profit organization New Orleans Airlift, The Music Box is a collection of purpose-built shacks and miniature houses, each containing an instrument or having instruments built into its structure.”
Creation is something that was on Andersson’s mind when she was writing and recording this album, her sixth.
“There was a lot of slow growth going on when the songs for this album were written,” she says. “I was pregnant at the time and the album and the baby grew simultaneously. Creating a heart and an eyelash one day and a melody line the next. Inspired by marching bands I wrote the album for horns, drums and voice.” Andersson’s inspirations shine through on “Street Parade,” a gorgeous track with a matching video that you’re seeing here first.
Photo by Shervin Lainez.
Director/Producer: Alicia J. Rose
Cinematographer/Director of Photography: Bryce Fortner
Location: Dithyrambalina /The Music Box