Meanjin / Brisbane-based 17-year-old singer-songwriterÂ PaulinaÂ has just revealed her brooding accompanying video for new single Untouched â€“ filmed, directed and edited byÂ Toby Hobart andÂ Matt PettigrewÂ ofÂ Slate Media.
With hints of film noir, the video is deeply mysterious and intriguing as it takes the audience on a stunning visual journey through carefully curated imagery that beautifully compliments the ethereal soundscape and captivating vocals. Filmed in various locations around Meanjin / Newstead, the video tells a compelling story of a vulnerable relationship.
Paulina explains the concept of the video: â€œThe song focuses on my point of view within the relationship, so the music video compliments this by including many shots of me in solitude and my black shadow that is foregrounded by white light – representing my inner thoughts. In another scene, I follow my friend Liam Keates-Ryley (who acts as the guy in the relationship) in a ghost/shadow-like way through the streets, as what I say and do with him can never leave his mind. Then the shots of him and I together, flowers blooming and rockets taking off just add to the eeriness of the video and the song.â€
Since its release, Untouched has seen support from the likes ofÂ Spotify,Â triple j Unearthed, 4ZZZ,Â SYN FM,Â Cool Accidents,Â Tone Deaf,Â Australian Music Scene,Â Good Call Live, andÂ AAA Backstage.
Paulina was recently announced as the winner of the ‘Youth Award’Â (Ages 10-17) in theÂ 2022 Queensland Music AwardsÂ for her 2021 single Parasite. Previous releases have been widely embraced byÂ Spotify,Â triple j,Â triple j UnearthedÂ and Australian community radio. In the blogosphere, her tracks have been supported by the likes ofÂ The Music,Â The AU Review,Â Music Feeds,Â Livewire AU,Â AAA Backstage,Â Something You Said,Â and asÂ AIRâ€™s ‘Feature Artist of the Week’. Her music videos have also seen support fromÂ MTVÂ (AU).Â
Born in Germany and raised in Queensland, Paulina is quickly showing her capability to write uniquely emotive songs, capturing the true essence of her songwriting subjects in her purest performances, taking cues from luminairesÂ Jorja Smith,Â Joy CrookesÂ andÂ Olivia Dean.
Untouched is out now
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