video: "Black Cloud" - Whitney Ballen
On her debut album You’re a Shooting Star, I’m a Sinking Ship, Whitney Ballen effortlessly created an entire atmosphere of emotion, unraveling every secret and thought that once remained tethered to her heart. And in the accompanying video for “Black Cloud,” she stars in a perfectly paired visual, which brings the darkness and beauty contained within her world to life. The haunting and gorgeous video has Ballen driving through backroads, and with cloudy skies turning to night, the ominous mood created by furiously restless guitars and Ballen’s soft-spoken vocals comes to life in its video counterpart. So often, we can be afraid to welcome what awaits us in the darkness, but “Black Cloud” is a reminder that it’s ok to welcome our darkest of feelings, even if only to send them back running into the night.