Toronto R&B artist Tali recently released Shadows, her debut EP featuring three tracks of atmospheric pop and dreamy soul. And today, she’s shared the new video for “Walking Paradox,” one of the highlights of the EP. The clip has a lo-fi, homemade feel at times, with Tali walking in empty cityscapes and singing into mirrrors.
Tali said in a statement about the video, “the walking paradox video was a series of random adventures. it was filmed on an iphone by one of my best friends. mirrors reflect the inner and outer being; what your heart feels and what your mind thinks. seeing as the song explores contradictions and tug of wars with making choices and knowing/not knowing what you want, i thought it’d be interesting to play around with that. throughout the video there are mirrors in different locations (outside, indoors) and it signifies ways in which you find yourself to be in a paradoxical situation no matter where you go in life and you’re left with choices to make. there’s a devil and an angel on your shoulder. that’s what the devil, angel and coin tossing concepts display throughout the video. it’s also a nod and introduction to my next project called ‘in-between girl.’”
Watch it below.
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