Watching the more darkly setting of the video is like observing a metamorphosis: walking through the cold, rainy night in a black evening dress, backing out into an abandoned, shabby room in company of a black motorcycle helmet and a baseball bat. During her stop-by in these walls she squirms totally in mental pain, keeps fighting with her emotions and gets us aware of her vulnerability. By switching into the combative chorus of “Head Up High” we also see a change of the happening: after she frees herself from the inner struggles by putting on the mentioned helmet, Oh Land starts to shatter every single lamp, glass and anything else in pieces and closes this chapter of lost love and bitterness in her life.
Oh Land’s new video is the total opposite of her former visual works. The scenery is quite dark and she includes a lot of metaphors (helmet, baseball bat etc.) and an anxious camera work to increase the mood of the lyrics.
It is lovely to see Nanna Øland Fabricius has changed in a positive way and is successfully trying to establish a new image as strong, mature artist by presenting herself with a brown, serious short hair like Rihanna before and more sophisticated lyrics.