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Crisman // "Surprise" Music Video Premiere

The Alternative has premiered the music video or Crisman's song "Surprise", with accompanying interview. Read the statement from Madeline Dowd, lead vocals and guitar for Crisman:

The video for “Surprise” revolves around dependency, letting go, and urgency versus patience. The story starts as the main character purchases ice from the local ice store. The video showcases a relationship between the main character and the bag of ice—they spend time together through activities such as playing basketball, going to the park, feeding the ducks etc. Eventually the ice starts to melt and their relationship starts to dwindle. The ice eventually melts away and the character is confronted with feelings of emptiness and loneliness. Being able to bury these emotions and ultimately come to terms with them is what this video is talking about.

"Surprise" was the first single from Crisman's self-titled debut album, released April 3.

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