Norwegian bedroom pop artist JEZ_EBEL navigates stormy relationships in Latin jazz-leaning single “In Her Eyes”.
Growing up in a Norwegian religious household, JEZ_EBEL explored her passion for music on the internet, like a lot of kids of her generation. “I wanted JEZ_EBEL to be everything that Isabelle might not dare to be, say or even feel,” she explained. “It was born from an outlet and secession which what was previously expected of me both verbally and subconsciously. Of course at that time, I didn’t realize this. But I now recognize that it was also a stance I took creatively.”
A pure product of the Soundcloud world, an online safe space where musicians can experiment with their music and where a demo can turn you into a star in a minute, she conquered the blogosphere with her single “you’ll get over it”. Her brand new track, the sunny and jazzy “In Her Eyes”, comes with her very first video, where she depicts a queer romance.
Talking about the single and video, JEZ_EBEL explains, “‘In Her Eyes’ is a song about a really turbulent relationship I had. In the song I talk about how it is hard loving someone who wont let you completely in. When we hurt, we can sometimes be hard to pity, because of our anger. What we don’t always remember though, is that anger often means hurt. But what do you do when the person you love keeps pushing you away? Also, guess what? This is my first music video ever! I wanted the music video to show a queer romance between two girls. Its about all the beautiful moments of love and friendship. I really wanted to put the emphasis on friendship, because I often feel as though we over sensationalise the romantic aspect of relationships, when in reality the most important aspect is camaraderie. The music video basically an homage to my friendship with Vera (the love interest in the video). What you see on the screen, is who we are. That is how act, and how we love. Herman, our video photographer, was mostly asked to just follow us around for a couple of days to capture us in action. I wanted a true manifestation of our friendship, and for our love to be immortalised for ever.Whenever I look at the video, I see truth. And that makes me very happy!”