Thank you so much to Exclaim! for premiering my latest video for my single Valentine. This video was inspired by the reflection I saw in the mirror when I was in the hospital after an over dose. I want to show you all both (or maybe all would be a better word) parts of me, because they are both me, and I love both of them. And for those of you who are in the same place as me... you deserve love no matter how crazy you are.
"Sarah Jickling may be familiar to some Canadian music fans for her work as the former frontwoman of the Oh Wells, but she's currently shining the spotlight on her solo project by the name of Sarah Jickling and Her Good Bad Luck. She released a single called "Valentine" earlier this year, but it's just been given a breath of new life thanks to a a fresh music video.
The track was originally released on World Bipolar Day, and now the accompanying clip is seeking to delve a bit deeper in to the singer-songwriter's struggle with mental health.
She produced the video, and it finds Jickling grappling with her own reaction to what she saw in the mirror following an overdose that landed her in the emergency room.
"I looked like a stereotypical 'crazy person,'" she tells Exclaim! "The music video presents me first as the bubbly and adorkable girl that I was in the Oh Wells, and contrasts it with that terrifying reflection I saw in the mirror at the hospital."
"I know that sounds dark," she adds, but assures viewers that the end result is actually quite upbeat and fun. Watch her confront her contrasting states of mind in the new video for "Valentine" below." - Sarah Murphy