Over ESG-style basslines, with “a voice like a beacon, a sound that can shear through any accompaniment,” per Pitchfork, Stelmanis sings the refrain “I’m over you” repeatedly.
Video director Trevor Blumas explains,”The video for I Am Not Waiting takes a cue from Katie’s lyrics about escaping from a toxic situation and reaching a point where enough is enough. The video specifically is about breaking free from the layers of superficiality that is often applied to or imprinted upon us in today’s hyper-image culture, in the age of face apps and AR. These devices often skew us from seeing each other for who we actually are. I find there is an exceptional amount of bravery and boldness in stepping outside of certain social expectations of how we present ourselves by being seen as vulnerable and exposed.”
Stelmanis adds, “Trevor and I have been collaborating for a while now on a few different projects so he’s got a really good understanding of the themes across HiRUDiN and IANW in particular. Given the limitations we were faced with cuz of Corona I let him have free reign to do what he wanted here. I’m thrilled with the result, it’s so nice collaborating with someone you can fully trust to represent your work”.