(photo: Brandon LaJoie)
Fitting for Halloween, alt-rock band VERIDIA has released a thrilling music video for their new single “Still Breathing.”
The video was directed by Matt DeLisi, the director behind their previous video for “Pretty Lies” and filmed at a haunted house located in the band’s hometown of Nashville.
The band is at work on a full-length album to be released in 2017 and is currently on tour with Evanescence.
The “Still Breathing” video portrays handling fear, which is something frontwoman Deena Jakoub deals with on a personal level. She explains,
“I don’t write because I have all the answers or because I want everyone to think I’m in this really good place,” says Jakoub. “In fact, I am struggling, I am still healing, I am human. ‘Still Breathing’ was written to say, I feel you, we’re all struggling through something, and though there are some things we may solely have to endure on our own, we don’t have to process it alone.
This song was birthed out of fear and grew into an anthem of strength and conquering for me. I have a chronic illness that takes fear to the next level, and when I am over-stressed, anxiety and panic chase me down no matter how fast I run. What I’ve recently learned and keeps me going, is to actually slow down and find something to be grateful for in that day, in that moment. When I wrote this song, my gratitude was literally focused on being alive, having been given a chance to breathe another breath into the day. Sometimes all you need is a shift in perspective.
Vulnerability can be painful, but I think it’s worth it if someone else can be empowered by what you’ve endured. I share because I hope that someone finds strength through what I’ve learned in my weakness. “