The Artist Explains: Cat Clyde - 'So Cold'

Photo Credit: Strummer Jasson

Photo Credit: Strummer Jasson

Cat Clyde talks us through the mysterious music video for her thrilling indie blues single, ‘So Cold’, which was inspired by 70s female revenge films.

Where was the video for ‘So Cold’ filmed?
The video was filmed in a friend of the directors home in Orangeville, Ontario. We did the gun and the painting scenes inside, but the rest was shot on and around the property.

How does the video connect with the song?
I think the video really connects with the song ascetically. The director proposed the idea based on 70's female revenge movies, and I was really into it. I like the simplicity and the mystery of the story and how the song really brings it all together.

Do you have any behind the scenes stories you can share with us?
My favourite part of shooting was probably throwing the coat into the fire. I definitely felt bad about throwing a nice coat into a fire, but it was a pretty great feeling to toss it in and watch the flames lick it up. I also really enjoyed when Peter (bloody face guy) was crawling through the field. He was really great and was super into doing anything.

Could you tell us about the ideas/themes/imagery used?
The theme was pretty simple, though I'm not really sure what exactly is going on. Perhaps the woman with the eye patch is killing the red faced man, or perhaps they are both in separate stories. There's also the possibility that it's merely a dream.

Is there a message the video is trying to convey?
There is no message the video is trying to convey, and I hope people take whatever they want to take from watching the video.

Interview feature by Karla Harris

‘So Cold’ is taken from Cat Clyde’s current album, ‘Hunter’s Trance’.