“You Never Know” is one of themost vulnerable tracks on Julia Weldon’s sophomore album Light Is a Ghost. Its video, on the other hand, is radiant, full of sunshine and tall trees and the sea. Set in Maine, directed by Charlotte Royer, the scenery serves to remind us how small we are, and how interconnected everything is. As Julia commands herself to “give up what you hold onto,” forest nymphs bathe her wounded soul and carry her out to the sea, where she is set free. While she floats off, we are treated to the unparalleled beauty that is Maine at dusk.
There’s a story underneath, but Royer’s treatment is just as much about raw emotion and the beauty of the environment — and of Julia — as it is about narrative.
Watch “You Never Know” here: