Glory Daze Debuts Moody 'Subtract & Divide' Music Video: Watch

Keeley Parenteau
Glory Daze

Singer and songwriter Lea Beiley, better known by the moniker Glory Daze, has released a music video for her moody post-breakup track, the J. Roosevelt-produced “Subtract & Divide.” The video features her partner Carlena Britch, a professional dancer who has appeared on So You Think You Can Dance.

The music video takes place entirely in an empty room with Britch dancing to the track. Beiley’s voice narrates certain parts of the video, which are then reflected by Britch's movements.

“A lot of Carlena’s movement throughout the video looks like some invisible force is pulling her body through the motions,” Beiley tells Billboard. “It’s such a visceral representation of what it feels like when you want to stop thinking about somebody, but feel out of control of your own thoughts.”

When writing the melancholy pop-alternative track, Beiley wanted to capture the feelings of nostalgia and grief that come during the aftermath of a breakup. Glory Daze’s smoky voice creates a somber listen as she sings about being haunted by the good memories of a relationship that went sour.

“I tend to mourn heavily when things end,” Beiley says. “Whether it’s a relationship or an era of life that has passed, that feeling of never being able to go back to the way things were can feel like dealing with death in some ways.”

Watch the video for “Subtract & Divide” below:

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