Jessi Williams & Coyote‘s debut single “Roam, Little Gypsy, Roam ” signals the arrival of an artist w ho is not afraid to get deeply intimate. A profoundly personal song composed by Williams for her fellow songstress and longtime friend Margo Price, “Roam” features poetic lyrics that examine the female expectations and pressures experienced first as a young adult, all the w ay to motherhood. Today Jessi Williams & Coyote release the new video for “Roam” w hich premiered yesterday on Buzzbands.LA.
In the video co-directed by Kimberly Stuckwisch and Melora Donoghue, the dreamlike atmosphere is matched to the physical and metaphorical struggles of Jessi’s past, present and future, embodied in the casting of her real-life mother and daughter in the film. The tw angy guitar and lilting piano cast a beautiful spell over the visuals, elucidating the ideas of motherhood, aging and domesticity across three generations.
“Career or Family? That’s a choice w omen have had to make since the daw n of the sexual revolution and beyond,” Kimberly and Melora say together. “Today, w omen are finding w ays to choose both, but the path is still paved w ith hard considerations, compromise, and balance.”
“In our video for ‘Roam, Little Gypsy, Roam,‘ by casting three generations of the same family and using clever camera tricks, the story seamlessly moves through a day in the life of our heroine as she is confronted w ith her past and future selves. Ultimately, in the end she must decide w hich path to take to fulfill her true ambitions. It’s something w e as w omen deal w ith daily, but should feel liberated by the freedom to choose.”