Minneapolis native Dessa has made a name for herself as quite the experimental musician. The genre-blending songwriter has been creating tunes on all spectrums of music, from working with the Grammy-winning Minnesota Orchestra, to crafting blistering lyrical raps.
With her upcoming full-length debut album Chime set for release on Feb. 23, Dessa shares a taste of what's to come with the visual for her lush, emotional single "Good Grief" today (Jan. 25). The track narrates through the struggles of dealing with a quarrel in a relationship. Dessa's jumps between a pacy lyrical flow and some ethereal melodic vocals over the songs' solemn chords, warm subtle bass line, and oozing background synths. "They say there's good grief, but how can you tell it from the bad?" croons the singer.
The Mercies May-directed visual sees Dessa and her partner traversing through a wintery road, in complete silence, barely exchanging looks at each other. Amid the clear tension, the snow-covered town reflects the mood of the tune. The two ultimately end up watching an outdoor fan fire, and through the warmth, finally connect by holding each other's hand.