Leah Capelle Unveils Stunning Video for "Settle Down"
Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Leah Capelle is back with her new visual for "Settle Down," a dauntless feminist ballad exploring identity, acceptance, and empowerment. We see Capelle completely vulnerable and exposed while also carrying a weight on her - a myriad of paint colors symbolizing societal projections and expectations placed mainly on women.
The single - produced by Grammy-winning Jeff Bova (Eric Clapton, Celine Dion, Cyndi Lauper, Yoko Ono, Billy Joel, and many more) - dropped ahead of the new year along with Capelle's Giants EP. Often compared to early icons like Alanis Morissette and Fiona Apple as well as buzzworthy artists such as Phoebe Bridgers, boygenius, and Molly Burch to name a few, Capelle has grown her fanbase to nearly 20K on Facebook independently thus far and is using her platform to make her voice (and yours) heard.
On the "Settle Down" video, Leah Capelle states: "The official video for 'Settle Down' was a highly creative process involving lots of different brains, and I'm so proud of how it ties into the very emotional and honest lyrical content in the song. It is by far the most vulnerable piece of art I have ever created. The visual seeks to capture the aching, helplessness, and disillusionment I felt when I wrote the song. The paint cans each wear a controlling statement that has been imposed on me, though I believe them each to be relatable across the female experience. The paint itself is a metaphor for how obscured I felt at the time and by having both faceless figures and my own hands push the paint onto my skin, it represents the blurring and obstruction of my genuine identity in place of a person literally dripping in the expectations of others. You are not alone!”