Once in a while we get to find a diamond in the rough, and just as unique as its name, AVIDYA’s new single is both haunting and aggressive, pop and progressive. VENTS is pleased to team up with the original singer-songwriter from the city that never sleeps for the premiere of her new music video for “The Human Struggle”.
The video for “The Human Struggle” begins with the man that AVIDYA is presumably singing about waking up in his bed, checking his phone, and then immediately heading outside. With haste, he runs in to the woods with nothing on besides his underwear. Until now, the energy of the song was calm and tranquil, but as the man gets clothed and begins practicing his routine, everything becomes violent and explodes with energy. The camera shots become jarring and the viewer is left with no choice but to take in all the energy from the audio and visual stimuli.
AVIDYA is a one-of-a-kind musical act and the mastermind of one of NYC’s most compelling and intriguing artists and impresarios, Stephanie Carlin. The name AVIDYA has its roots in Buddhism, and, to put it simply, represents the ailments we have in our consciousness. This abstract definition of the word is heavily reflected in her no holds barred musical offerings. There are so many emotions, motifs, and metaphors with every melody she makes, and it can be hard to find one definitive meaning. This finely crafted and fully realized musical mosaic will challenge you in ways you never thought that music could. Today, we’re excited to present to you a stunning example of her earthy, organic art – her video for “The Human Struggle”.
At the heart of AVIDYA is the soul of Stephanie Carlin, an exceptional songwriter and music-making visionary. Soon after she released her solo EP titled The Agony and Ecstasy of…, she took to the Internet to find a band that shared her spiritual passion. After they released their full-length album Tree of Series, AVIDYA received praise all the way from the music hub MTV Hive to Yoga Teacher Magazine. The broad spectrum that AVIDYA compels is what has caused her to secure such a large, loyal and diverse fan base.