Maddie Larkin's Music Video
Ms. Larkin was originally planning to base her first music video on another song, however, the response to "You Won't Love Me" was so overwhelming that it became apparent it was destined to be Ms. Larkin's first career music video song. Larkin quickly adapted and envisioned how she could express "You Won't Love Me" into video form.
Larkin enlisted the help of NYC based feature film director, Ms. Jenna Ricker. Ricker will be filming The American Side shot entirely on location in Buffalo. Ricker's film will enlist actors Matthew Broderick, Tim Blake Nelson, Greg Stuhr and Janeane Garofalo.
Ms. Ricker and Larkin had met a year prior at Buffalo's beloved Checker's while Larkin was performing back in her hometown, and Ricker was location scouting for her feature film. Both artists believed in each other's projects and decided to eventually film a music video together.
Ms. Ricker grasped Buffalo's historic grain elevators held amazing cinematic possibilities. Ms. Larkin embraced that the historic site would lend to the overall aura of her song. The story within the song, paired with the rusted-out industrial location, was the exact fit. The location evoked loneliness, and the past that once was. In order to encompass the essence of Larkin's conviction, pre-filmed images were projected by Ricker as a back drop throughout the site. Larkin's video follows the songstress as she meanders through the old, crumbling, shut down grain elevators.
Like the song, the video is simple; both are heartfelt and enchanting. Larkin, broken hearted and vulnerable, does not act for her viewer. As you watch the video, you will quickly realize Larkin is not coached, nor acting. The camera simply follows Ms. Larkin through her journey; unguarded emotion, beautiful talent, and fragile, but resolute, like Larkin's meaningful song. There are no special effects, no camera tricks, nor elaborate choreography. The video is raw and subdued like Larkin and her song.
The music video ends with Larkin coming to terms with this broken relationship, prompting the viewer to contemplate, what their resolve would be.
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Ms. Larkin's latest single, recorded this summer at Nashville's recording studio, The Playground, with producer Dave Bechtel, is real and timeless. Inspired by a broken relationship, "You Won't Love Me" lyrically draws the listener to relate to Larkin's wrenching emotions........
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