Louise Burns reversing clichés with “Jasper”
Just debuted exclusively on Noisey Nov. 14, the new video from Burns takes place in a desolate and deserted town, leaving no one but her and her choosing of testosterone driven escorts. Indirectly motivated by Midnight Cowboy, the visuals in “Jasper” as she acts as a dominant saint and sheppard overseeing the betterment of male escorts in the sandy dunes.
“You hardly see males as prostitutes in film and entertainment either, so we wanted to explore that; the twist of clichés,” Burns told Noisey. “The song itself is about taking something that is ultimately good and destroying it for no apparent reason.”
The entrancing music behind the poetic lyrics flows together fluidly with the theme of the song. A blend of echoing heavy synths and proudly stricken drums drive the rhythm from the song’s opening, just before it calms and Burns’ soft voice kicks in with strong lyrics.
The pre-chorus breaks into a double layered harmony of Burns’ vocals with a heavier blend of synths that really absorbs the listener into the song, and it ends on a similar note just dropping you off, wanting more.
“Jasper” is the latest single off her sophomore album Midnight Mass released this summer. Previously of the band Lillix, she released her first solo album Mellow Drama in 2011.