A primordial tom tom groove unwinds, layers of minimalistic electric piano, this is the bed for the deep, restraint vocals of Jessica Larrabee . The song Kinship creeps in with a meditative, fluid rhythm, chilly, carrying a poetic message.
"Water" - here in that song and further on throughout the album - symbolises the most primordial element. We need to reconnect. Our willful ignorance to what connects us to each other, and to nature, will be our downfall.
For a video clip She Keeps Bees worked with visual artists Lizzy Brooks and Laura Cohen. Laura about the video: "We were trying use the themes present in the album, such as the destruction and redistribution of the natural world, to highlight how humanity has become blind to the way we've hastened our eventual demise as a species" and Lizzy adds: "The fragmented pictures show our interconnectedness to each other and the natural world. In the overlays and the degradation and changing of the colors, we wanted to show our vulnerable materiality. We're just little bits of matter, like glimpses, that are woven into a pattern that's too deep and complicated for us to understand. We run our cruel societies, exploiting the land and one another, but we are made of water, which binds us to each other and the land."
Additionally the filmer introduced the idea to Greek Mythology, as Laura describes: "Personally, the three figures represent the three fates (Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos) and I wanted the camera to follow them as they observe the greed of humans and bathe in the water that will soon rise to swallow us all."
(see for the 3 Fates/"Moirai" eg here)