[VIDEO] Elisa Ambrogio: Superstitious
Taking her first turn down Solo Street, the sweet voice of Elisa Ambrogio is more vulnerable than ever but she is not looking to keep the one who tugs at her heart-strings a secret. As the frontwoman of Magik Markers, the droning punks gone experimental-art-poppers, the Connecticut-based crooner is no stranger to pushing the envelope, and her newest venture finds the sailor of sounds thriving in unchartered waters.
Greeted by a soft humming that our vocalist depicts by blowing into a vacuum hose in the video’s opening scene, a series of oddly endearing rituals begins with Ambrogio throwing herself into a pool. From there we are submerged in gently patted percussion and ethereal vocals that run down a list of worries she chooses to dismiss such as ghosts, and the number thirteen before admitting, “...I get superstitious when it comes to you and me.” Director Naomi Yang opens door to all strangeness with her lead guzzling flowers and meticulously arranging fruit amongst books and beer cans, all for the sake of not jinxing her love. It’s a warming ode to the tender vulnerability that comes with letting your guard down for someone and this video serves as the perfect visual counterpart.
Her solo debut, The Immoralist, saw it’s release October 21st via Drag City and was followed by a brief east coast tour. Let’s hope the rest of us get to witness this gem shine on stage sooner rather than later.