Marina Allen blurs reality and fiction with “Deep Fake” video

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On June 7, singer/songwriter Marina Allen will release new album Eight Pointed Star via Fire Records. And today, she’s shared another new single from the album, “Deep Fake.” The new song arrives via a video directed by Callie Hernandez, which, according to a statement, “superimposes Marina’s face onto the faces of myriad women via sourced archival footage- AKA ‘Deep Fake.’ The latter half of the video was shot on a glitchy DV camera, which was intentionally used to further blur the line between reality and fiction; real and unreal.”

Allen adds, “‘Deep Fake’ felt like a little revelation. It spun from this writing workshop I took, led by Chris Weisman. I took guitar lessons from him when I was 20. He has all these tools for songwriting, and ‘Deep Fake’ came out of a prompt. I can’t even remember what the prompt was. It’s sort of two different songs that I just put together. I wanted the first part to feel really personal, like talking to someone you love. It’s also about naming all of these very complicated things that make up our culture. Recognizing them as a reality. But to confront them and see it as sacred.”

Watch the “Deep Fake” video below.

Eight Pointed Star follows Marina Allen’s 2022 album Centrifics.

Marina Allen tour dates:

June 13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Scribble
June 19 – New York, NY @ Union Pool
June 21 – London, UK @ The Slaughtered Lamb
June 24 – Stockholm, SE @ Cirkus ^
June 25 – Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene ^
June 26 – Copenhagen, DK @ DR Koncerthuset ^
June 29 – Nijmegen, NL @ De Vereeniging ^
June 30 – Groningen, NL @ SPOT / De Oosterpoort ^
Oct. 2 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Ford *
Oct. 3 – Big Sur, CA @ Henry Miller Memorial Library *
^ w/ Ben Howard
* w/ Devendra Banhart

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