Lauren Lakis newest single, ‘Fear of God‘, is about dealing with the stuggles of a strict religious upbringing. ‘Fear of God‘ has a dark and gritty atmosphere. With thick basslines and distorted guitars serving as the overall mood, Lakis’ enchanting and mystical, dream pop style vocals will put listeners under a spell. Here’s what Laks had to say about the music video for ‘Fear of God‘:
Nuns were an important part of my childhood; some were teachers of mine, and some were just simply present around the school and church. I’ve always felt fascinated by them – how could a woman choose to commit herself to her faith in such a permanent way? I honestly felt pretty inferior in their presence, like my sinfulness was illuminated by their holy aura.
I’ve always loved the idea of subverting the idea of the “Bride of Christ” and decided to explore that theme in the music video. I thought, what if we found a nun in the desert, having her own “Temptation of Christ” pilgrimage, invited to dance with the devil…giving in to the ultimate temptation…only to feel disappointed afterward?
I asked my guitarist and bandmate, Jared Ciezlewicz, to play the devil and he was a great sport in accepting my invitation. His guitar is such an integral part of the song itself, so it was perfect that he and I would act together in the video. My good friend Ian Carre-Burritt co-directed with me, shot it, and edited.
It would seem a lot of care and though went into making the video and it definitely shows! You can watch the music video for ‘Fear of God‘ down below. Afterwards make sure you hit up your favorite music service so you can discover more music by these artists! As always, if you like what you hear then let’s keep good music coming by supporting these artists. Remember to follow the artist and spread the word! Artists Links below.