RELY ON THE RIVER. Jerrika Mighelle’s newest video reflects on her grief as well as growth after her mother’s fatality. (Sent photos)
Eau Claire-based artist Jerrika Christianson– known for her solo project Jerrika Mighelle– premiered a calming new music video on Sept. 18 that was just recently named tune of the week by Nation Queer — a national publication that amplifies nation and also Americana musicians who identify as LGBTQ+.
I Really feel So present currently.
And goddamn, currently is the only place we ever before are; it is the only location a dynamic, beautiful, as well as totally free life can exist. I do not intend to shed that ever before again.”
The video for her tune “Rely on the River” checks out the loss of her mother, and also was debuted to the public on Sept. 27. Its lyrics are haunting– especially for those who are deeply aware of feelings of despair from loss: “Now/ That you’re gone/ Exactly how do I/ Continue?” she inquiries in the tune, rowing in a boat or straying somewhat listlessly via nature. “Looking for a sign/ Informs me you/ Will be just fine/ Really hoping that you understood/ Prior to you left/ How much I love you.”
The video clip was shot concerning a year ago with close friends at neighboring Lake Wissota– a “natural, intimate, autumnal setting that lends itself well to the natural track,” composes Nation Queer. The video was developed by Erik Elstran and also Sarah Elstran (of The Nunnery)– an “unstoppable force,” Christianson states– that also recorded her video for “Brightest Star.” The video clip provides viewers a deeply personal peek at her experience with grief that feels equal components impressive and cinematic, with artistic style throughout the whole 4 min and also 22 second-long video clip.
Eventually, the all-natural and also autumnal scenery in her video advises audiences of not only grief, however development– something that the artist really feels is important to her human journey.
“I feel so existing now,” she wrote on Facebook on Aug. 3– her birthday celebration. “And goddamn, currently is the only area we ever before are; it is the only location a vivid, attractive, and complimentary life can exist. I don’t intend to shed that ever once more.”
The tune becomes part of Christianson’s seven-track, second album, Brightest Celebrity, which was released in late February. You can find her music on Spotify, Apple Music, as well as other significant streaming services, along with at her internet site, jerrikamighelle.com.