Lilla Vargen speaks on toxic relationships in raw and emotional new visual for ‘Cold’ – Reignland
Lilla Vargen shares a raw and authentic new visual for her single, ‘Cold’ The single has over a quarter-million streams already. The beautiful Ballard really showcases Lilla’s amazing vocal range and makes the listener feel such overwhelming emotion especially if they have been here too. The lyrics are so poetic and reach every inch of your soul as she speaks. The visual just enhances that.
The ‘Cold’ video depicts a young woman trapped in a controlling and abusive relationship, struggling with the conflicting emotions that come with this situation, according to their press release. The visual was directed by award-winning Irish director Locey, who defienetly captured the emotion and rawness of the lyrics. It also features a vulnerable performance from Jordanne Jones. The young actress was chosen by Screen Daily as one of their Stars of Tomorrow 2019. She has starred in the films ‘Metal Heart’ and ‘I Used To Live Here’ and will feature in the upcoming American TV series ‘The Angel of Darkness’.
“I wanted the video for ‘Cold’ to tell the story of abuse in relationships. This is a story that thousands of women are living every day. I’ve had similar experiences and wished that I could have looked at that relationship more objectively. Even if things look okay on the surface, it doesn’t mean they are” says Lilla.
I feel in love with this track from the moment I heard it. It takes the listener on a vivid journey through a young girl’s mind of trying to break away from something that hurts her but keeps her attached at the same time. Regardless of the pain felt on this track, it will inspire millions dealing with this same situation.
“As soon as I heard the track I knew I wanted to focus on the minutiae of an abusive relationship. I wanted this to be an exploration of a toxic relationship; an introspective where we clearly see one person in a dominant and controlling role over the other. Jordanne and Ben really carry us through this story beautifully. There’s an interesting dynamic between their characters… I wanted to do this without ever showing any of the actual abuse. Abuse comes in all shapes and sizes” adds Locky.
Hailing from Ballymena, Lilla Vargen left for London to follow her dreams in music. Early tracks such as ‘Why Wait’, Solitary, and ‘Downtown’have accumulated millions of streams, while a major European tour as a guest to Dermot Kennedy included two huge Dublin shows at the 3Arena plus two nights at London’s Eventim Apollo.
Her headline dates are:
14th – Brighton, Komedia
15th – London, Omeara
17th – Edinburgh, The Mash House
19th – Dublin, The Grand Social (upgraded venue)
Tickets are available from https://www.lillavargen.co.uk/tour.