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Running Through the Dark with KG Lillian’s New Music Video for ‘Feel Like Me’

By Charlie Maybee

The Austin, Texas based pop rock musician, KG Lillian, is now flying solo with her debut single “Feel Like Me” which tenderly excavates growing pains into a beautiful ballad about perseverance. “You know the kind of people that are like a parasite that take and take until they drain you dry?” she writes, “I wrote this song about them.”

The video takes place primarily in a dark doctor’s office, which paints it closer to a mental hospital or asylum. As we watch KG thrash around to avoid being manipulated by an unnamed doctor, there’s a sense of urgency and a yearning for escape. She eventually manages to break free and flee deep into a forest.

All the while, the mantra of the song hangs in the back to remind us that what we are experiencing from a distance is something personal. KG isn’t putting this memory forward to relieve this for herself, but to allow us to feel what she felt in this scenario – almost like a warning, or a guiding hand that softly encourages us on a different path.

We get to see KG in her natural state of being at the end of the video as she teleports to a dark studio with where she can rock out with the members of her recording band. Although this is the more raucous part of the song and video, there’s a sense of calm here like she’s where she needs to be. The journey from the sterile doctor’s office and through the dark woods has led her where she wants to be – in her musical element.

“Feel Like Me” is available on major streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, and TIDAL. The accompanying music video is also available on YouTube, or find it on the Alchemical Records Multigenre Mixture Playlist on Spotify and YouTube.

Charlie Maybee

Charlie Maybee is a dancer, musician, educator, and writer based in Charleston, South Carolina who currently teaches with the Dance Program at the College of Charleston. His primary work as an artist is with his performing collective, Polymath Performance Project, through which he makes interdisciplinary performance art that centers tap dance as the primary medium of expression and research. He also currently plays rhythm guitar for the Charleston-based punk band, Anergy, and releases music as a solo artist under the name Nox Eterna.

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