Olivia O’Brien captures the feelings of an outsider looking in with the release of her “I Don’t Exist” music video today (Oct. 26).
In the video, O’Brien, standing behind glass, watches a blurry party go on, and no one even notices she’s there. The singer turns to a camcorder to document how she’s feeling, drawing a relevant parallel to how the ways we use technology can both isolate us and make us feel less alone.
“I think this is the first time I’m letting my fans see an even more vulnerable side of myself,” O’Brien tells Billboard of the video. I tried to capture the feeling I had when writing the song...feeling like no one acknowledges your existence, or cares that you are there, even when you are surrounded by people."