Back in March, when Newcastle-based artist Ahlia Williams dropped her debut single I’m Your Man, we were immediately on board with her brooding rock n’ roll sounds. Since then she’s released an equally impressive follow-up single, Sally, and debuted her music in a live setting alongside drummer Reuben Alexander.
In a relatively brief amount of time, Williams has carved out an increibly unique sound for herself; a defiant, no-bullshit kind of Patti Smith-tinged rock that you can’t help but fall in love with. Now, she’s re-visited that first single for a new music video. Time to ‘lick your fingers and stick em where you’re not allowed’.
On her new video for I’m Your Man, Newcastle-based artist Ahlia Williams presents a surreal slice of western-tinged brilliance.
Filmed by Liam French, and directed by Claire Salter, Millicent Malcom, and Ahlia herself, the new clip perfectly sits alongside the song’s dark charm. Shot in what looks like some poorly lit highway-side motel, the video holds a strange and hallucinatory western feel—and Ahlia appears as a commanding, dream-like presence.
As the instrumentation and lyricsm get increasingly intense, so too does Ahlia’s occupancy of the video. The noise and visuals work themselves into a hypnotic frenzy, and we guarantee by its conclusion you’ll be completely spell-bound.
These are still relatively early days for Ahlia Williams, but judging by the quality of everything we’ve heard so far, I think we can safely expect plenty more great tunes.
In the meantime, do yourself a favour and watch the new video for I’m Your Man above.