Zanillya is an Amsterdam-based artist. Not too long ago, she released a stunning debut video for her “Sacrifices” single.
Zanillya – “Sacrifices” music video
The self-directed audiovisual represents Zanillya’s unique story in an empowering and compelling way. The video was shot on 16mm and visualizes the inspiring journey Zanillya has made to get to where she is today. She wanted to portray the dynamic of inner conflict and pain up against the breakthrough moments of overcoming.
The video finds Zanillya sitting in a room with plaques on the wall. The gold and platinum records are her father’s, the late disco legend Bobby Farrell (Boney M). The room represents her upbringing, her dreams, and her inner world. As the daughter of an artist, the reality of the music industry was imprinted on her from an early age. Zanillya witnessed first-hand the beauty and excitement, but also the dark side of it all. The carefully considered aesthetic and the motivation behind it made shooting on film the natural choice, and challenge.
“I’m an independent artist so I had to get over my fears, take a risk, and invest in myself. I sat with different directors but I didn’t really feel that someone else could portray my vision. So last minute, I made the difficult decision to direct it myself. It was the most amazing and hard thing I have ever done, but because of it, I feel so much more empowered. Even though the video didn’t come out completely how I envisioned, I learned so much. I think that is the beauty of believing and investing in yourself. You will fall and make mistakes but they will be yours. You can choose to grow and learn from them, or to give up and never reach your own potential.” – Zanillya explained
‘Sacrifices’ was born from a place of reflection and strength. The likable tune serves as a wonderful presentation of what listeners can expect to hear on Zanillya’s upcoming debut EP, entitled, “Choose Life,” co-produced with longtime collaborator, Humphrey Dennis. After an arduous journey through her inner self, the potential feels limitless for Zanillya.
We recommend adding Zanillya’s “Sacrifices” single to your favorite playlist. Also, let us know how you feel in the comment section below. Peace.