Premiere: Hannah Marks rollerskates through the city in music video for ‘I’ll Ask Anyway’

NYC musician Hannah Marks pairs rom-com meet-cutes with urban retreats in the just-released music video for I’ll Ask Anyway.  

Hannah Marks has shared the music video for her single I’ll Ask Anyway. The track itself is lifted from the New York City musician’s just-released debut album Outsider, Outlier, alongside fellow singles (I Wanna Be Ur) 90s Dreamgirl and Jessie’s Lullaby.

The album is an explosive rumination on questions of belonging and empowerment, as bound by Marks’ flair for punk, noise and free improvisation. 

Hannah Marks premiere 'I'll Ask Anyway'

The accompanying video for I’ll Ask Anyway was directed by Marks herself, and follows a listless urbanite as she encounters various strangers and traipses leisurely through lush retreats and concrete jungles.

In the style of a romantic comedy, the video opens with a meet-cute involving some fallen oranges, and from there encompasses everything from kerbside ice cream cones to a free-spirited carousel ride. 

For her part, Marks makes sporadic cameos throughout the clip, appearing on roller skates and elsewhere brandishing her bass guitar as the protagonist continues her meandering.

Shot on grainy film and coated in a sun-drenched sheen, the I’ll Ask Anyway music video is at once relaxing and commanding, serving as the perfect visual accompaniment to the track’s nostalgic feel.  

Watch the music video for I’ll Ask Anyway above, and scroll down to listen to Hannah Marks’ glistening new debut album Outsider, Outlier.