“Rapin” – Jenny Wilson @ SXSW – Music Videos

To start off with, SXSW is fantastic. A ton of things to do from films, comedy, key notes, conferences, interviews, parties, and live music. Ten very jam packed days! Within the film festival they even have a section dedicated to music videos. Nothing within entertainment, technology, politics, and anything else you can think of goes unrepresented at this massively important festival.

An entry in the Music Video competition section hails from Sweden. Singer Jenny Wilson’s video for the song “Rapin'”, directed by Gustav Holtenas, is here. Bringing with it an already award winning reputation, the video won the Swedish equivalent of a Grammy for Best Music Video in 2018.

Holtenas, who also was the screenwriter for the video, has managed to bring the viewer into the vortex of pain, shame and horror which the song speaks of through his animation.

Be warned, this animated video is meant to be disturbing. It cannot be anything else as it and its song has to do with rape. Depicting the horrific act and its destructive aftermath, it forces you to deal with the issue. The end result is being disgusted while at the same time amazed by the strength of the artist, Jenny Wilson.

This is the first single from Jenny Wilson’s fifth album, Exorcism. She gets personal here dealing through her art with the sexual assault that happened to her just after recovering from treatment for breast cancer. A personal song. Resulting in a personal video where she seems to be exorcizing her demons.

Song Lyrics:
Late at night
Walking home
Too drunk
Been dancing at a club
Out of town
Beam me up take me down
Did you pick me
‘Cause there’s nobody around
Up
Another round
Come on and pick me
Because you wanna drag me down
Beam me up
Take me down
I’m a victim
‘Cause there’s nobody around
Well, we’re home
Wanna sit on my couch?
Ouch!
What
What happened after this
He made me do these things
My mind was drifting off, drifting off
If you don’t stop,
Hey turn around
Did you pick me
‘Cause there’s no one else around
Hold up,
Another round
I’m a victim
‘Cause you wanna drag me down
Stop,
Turn around
Do I realize theses happening
Right now?
Hold up
Another round
I’m a victim
‘Cause there’s no one else around
Two days later I couldn’t speak
I couldn’t sleep
Couldn’t find out how to be me
And I want to the doctor who said
Come here tell us everything
A pill atest and a blood pressure
Plastic cup to piss in
And you have to take your clothes off
I had to show my body again
I’m not at home
If you don’t stop,
Hey turn around
Did you pick me
‘Cause there’s no one else around
Hold up,
Another round
I’m a victim
‘Cause you wanna drag me down
Stop,
Turn around
Do I realize theses happening
Right now?
Hold up
Another round
I’m a victim
‘Cause there’s no one else around
If you don’t stop,
Hey turn around
Did you pick me
‘Cause there’s no one else around
Hold up,
Another round
I’m a victim
‘Cause you wanna drag me down
Too drunk
Late at night
Walking home
Late at night
Walking home
Late at night
Walking home
Late at night
Walking home
Songwriters: Jenny Wilson
RAPIN* lyrics © KOBALT MUSIC SERVICES LTD KMS
Released2018
GenreDance/Electronic

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