Words by Heather Hellskiss of LOUD WOMEN LA

Today’s video of the day comes from LA (via Nicaragua) singer/songwriter Mars Rodriguez: ‘Black Summer’ premieres today.

A bittersweet jangly guitar takes us down an uncertain path that escalates into a distorted emotive anthem of surrender. It’s unique how she blends multiple genres such as post punk, latin rock and electronic elements to create a raw, but also atmospheric sound.

The song draws inspiration from these isolating pandemic times and how it affects our mental health plus the importance of self-care and checking in with each other. We see the artist walk through a desolate rose-tinted city of angels with a broken hearted plea. Mars tells us:

“The video is about being lost. Life can be a strange, beautiful and chaotic experience, all at the same time.”

‘Black Summer’ video filmed by: Ryan Dietzenbach 
Edited by: Ryan Dietzenbach and Mars Rodriguez
Photos by: Ryan Dietzenbach
From the new EP “Don’t Wait for Nothing”,
released September 17, 2020

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