Growing up living between a hippy mother and Catholic grandmother, Miriam became obsessed with dramatic, piano-led pieces, practicing singing to drown out her brother’s guitar shredding in the next room. The intense draw to music ran in the Clancy family: her absentee dad sang and played melancholic crooner tunes in bars, usually ending in street brawls.
Today, the talented singer-songwriter is back with new visuals for “The Bells,” a video that captures the nostalgia that runs through the veins of this song with a somewhat stunning aesthetic.
About the song, Clancy comments “The Bells is about yearning for the end, but also for a last minute stay, a reprieve, a tiny remaining hope fulfilled, a cry for salvation. I had been listening to a lot of My Bloody Valentine and Smashing Pumpkins, so when writing, I went for the purity of a drop-tuned overdriven guitar alone with the vocal. In the studio, it was the hardest one to record due to where I needed to go in my head to get to the heart of it. It felt like an exorcism.”
Miriam Clancy - The Bells (Official Video)