Marissa Paternoster wanders the fog of loss in the new “Black Hole” video
Screaming Females frontperson Marissa Paternoster is releasing her first solo album under her own name this Friday, December 3rd, when Peace Meter comes out on Don Giovanni Records. The songs we’ve heard from the record so far — “I Lost You” and “White Dove” — put Paternoster’s songcraft and candid lyrics in the forefront, while her instrumental prowess remains present as ever. That continues on the new song, “Black Hole,” released earlier this week.
Like its predecessors, the pensive new single addresses personal loss and the emotions surrounding it: “I’m awash in a big black hole without you,” Paternoster sings. “I’m in a space. Come in and let me out.” The vivid song captures the experience of being estranged from a loved one, the feeling of emotionally disconnecting and moving through your world in a fog. An evocative music video by Kate Sweeney channels these feelings by following Paternoster through her home, in an art studio space and at a music venue, with a fisheye effect moving in and pulling out, hazily distorting her reality.
Watch below; Peace Meter is out Friday and can be pre-ordered here.