Today, Kerli premiered the video for “Blossom,” the second single from her yet-to-be-titled forthcoming album.  As with her previous single, Feral Hearts, Kerli continues to  release material that is heavily influenced by her native country of Estonia. Inspired in part by the healing plants native to her home land, the song is also a story of survival – of beating the odds and thriving in the face of obstacles – a narrative that is deeply rooted in Kerli’s personal history, as well as that of her country’s. Watch here.

Kerli says that she wrote this song at a time when she found herself overcome with a strong calling to reconnect with her roots in order to gain strength.  She goes on to say, “Creating this story from the perspective of a tiny seed growing underground and ultimately bursting through the spring frost to find the sun felt like the most natural thing in the world.” There are certainly larger geo-political connections as well.

Estonia is one of the oldest documented nations in Europe, yet for centuries, has been a battleground for countries such as Denmark, Germany, Russian, Sweden, and Poland; who incessantly sought control of Estonia for its geographic importance as a gateway between the East and West. Through all of this, Estonians have maintained an impenetrable solidarity and strength, emerging in 1991 out of the collapse of the U.S.S.R. to become the country it is today; regarded for its high adoption rate of modern technology yet rooted to an ancient way of living in symbiosis with the plant kingdom.

In addition to capturing the emotional vibrancy of the cinematic theme of the song, the video Blossom incorporates visual projections modeled on a few of Estonia’s healing plants, presented in a geometric matter to illustrate the combination of nature and technology.

A bonus offering of Blossom is available on Kerli’s PledgeMusic site that includes, in addition to the single version, an acoustic performance of the song and an audio commentary from Kerli. http://pledgemusic.com/projects/kerli

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