Electro-rock band Syvia’s latest music video, “Anxious Animal,” has premiered as a featured new release on Vevo. Hiding in the backseat of a 1971 Lincoln Continental, lead singer Ruth Mirsky gives voice to a mournful, directionless anxiety as she travels through the band’s home turf of Brooklyn. Her hauntingrefrain, “you will never be enough, you will not amount to much,” is framed by the blur of city lights and macro photography of dissolving pills. The video, directed by Ed Hellman and produced by Jeff Nash NYC, is steeped in imagery of both beauty and darkness. Watch here.
Syvia’s entrancing melodies, driving rock riffs, and raw, emotive vocals have propelled them through the Brooklyn music scene in the past couple of years. Much like Mirsky, a dual American-Norwegian citizen who was born and bred on the Bowery, Syvia exists where the Northern Lights meet the skyscrapers of New York City. Frank Banisi (guitar), Sheldon Chow (bass) and Rich Moyle (drums) complete Syvia’s lineup.