Margaret Glaspy released a music video for her single “You and I” today via NPR Music. It is the first single and video from her debut album, Emotions and Math, out June 17 on ATO Records. We featured Glaspy as one of our Best of What’s Next artists, and talked to her about how she writes songs on her own feelings objectively, a quality which is especially evident in “You and I.” The video matches the bluntness of the song, with each scene occurring in a bold single-color setting.
Said Glaspy to NPR:
I wrote down the idea for this video on the back of a set list. Six weeks later, I got off tour and stepped into an elaborate world created by [director] Christopher Good and his crew that was based on that scrap of paper. In making the video, I knew that we weren’t going to make anything too directly narrative. The lyrics and meaning of the songs don’t belong to me anymore. You make records so people can have their own experience with them. It felt like a good opportunity to lighten up a bit and use my imagination visually.
Watch the video for “You and I” above and watch Glaspy perform the title track from Emotions and Math in the Paste studio below.