We are absolutely in love with JEZ_EBEL´s new song In Her Eyes and even more so with the intriguing video that comes with it. Directed by Herman Friis, it has such a feel-good vibe – somehow it reminds us of how we would imagine a modern Pippi Longstocking to be if she would be in her adolescence. Cheeky and carefree, and always up for something fun and rebellious.
In 2017 Isabelle started the project JEZ_EBEL in her bedroom. “I wanted JEZ_EBEL to be everything that Isabelle might not dare to be, say or even feel. 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.” she tells and we figured out a little bit more on that in her biography:
Growing up in a religious household shaped her in some way. She started to realise this in her teenage years. She felt as though her whole existence was a controversy, even outside of religion. She realised how much internalised shame she had around her womanhood, even though she had already declared myself a feminist at 13. A lot of the thematics around her music is centred around sexuality, cheekyness, vulnerability and undeniable strength.
“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.”
Her latest release In Her Eyes, that we are super excited to premiere on C-Heads today, is about a really turbulent relationship she 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!”
Video Credits: Video Director. Herman Friis, Vera Wollmann, Isabelle Aimee Johannesen Producer: Herman Friis DOP: Herman Friis Cinematographer: Herman Friis Editor: Herman Friis, Vera Wollmann, Isabelle Aimee Johannesen Grade: Herman Friis, Vera Vollmann Cast: Vera Wollmann, Isabelle Aimee Johannesen * Handmade denim pieces by Chille