Puppetry is cool...despite what Being John Malkovich
had to say about the profession. The long-lasting appeal of the many characters and worlds of Jim Henson and Sesame Street
should attest to that. And in the dark video for her new single, "Traces Upon Your Face," Brooklyn songwriter Janita
delivers a melding of the pastoral, almost Pagan feel of Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal
with the macabre but mesmerizing contemporary spirit of Spike Jonze's spin on Where The Wild Things Are
We have the exclusive premiere of the video for "Traces Upon Your Face," and we couldn't be more excited (especially considering we premiered the stream of Janita's album, Didn't You My Dear
, back in March which features this excellent track. Combining the vocal intensity of Bats for Lashes' Natasha Khan with the turbulent rock edge of St. Vincent, Janita continues to mark her self as an artist capable of producing music of great beauty and unsettling power, and you're going to want to strap in for the ride that is "Traces Upon Your Face"'s video. It has to be seen to be believed.