Following on from the release of her EP, The Lingering in May, Norwegian singer songwriter Siv Jakobsen has released the video for the track Caroline. Siv herself explains about the video: “The following song is a fictional story about a transgender male. We have chosen to visualize it through the eyes of our trans-feminine friend Miss MJ Rodriguez, to contrast the story of Caroline with MJ’s own journey…The pronouns in the lyrics are not geared towards or in any way intended to mis-gender Miss MJ…We hope the song and video will encourage awareness, respect and acceptance for this wonderful and vibrant community of beautiful human beings.”
The song opens with these fluttering guitar chords and a beautifully simple piano line. From there though, its all about Jakobsen’s vocal, as it quivers and swoops, pure but angelic over the song. Underneath, there’s this strings, with the double bass marking the chord changes, drape their counter melodies gently over everything. It’s simple, yet brilliant.
Check out the brilliant visual, filmed in New York and made by Jørgen Nordby.