By Margaret Adams
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Stephanie Mathias and Jarreau Williams have released a new music video for their single “Starting Over (I Believe in You),” which was released on November 12.
With videography by Jeffrey Perkins (J. Perk Productions), the music video illustrates both artists’ own struggles in life, expanding on their central idea that starting over in life seems difficult, but it can be done; the video emphasizes the powerful nature of the song, intent on showing life’s mountainous challenges are not won without a fight.
“I wrote the lyrics and melody for Stephanie as a showing of support shortly after she suffered a miscarriage in December 2020,” Williams said. “As we continued to build the song, Stephanie became pregnant again and celebrated the birth of her rainbow baby, Ezra, in October 2021. This song is dedicated to all mothers of angel and rainbow babies and anyone with a comeback story.”
With powerful lyrics set to a strong and soulful melody, powered by Mathias’ piano and Williams’ gorgeous voice, the song provides an emotional but strengthening feeling throughout. This collaboration elicits such a beautiful sense of empowerment that adds to the music video.
You can listen to their latest song, “Starting Over (I Believe in You)” on Spotify, Bandcamp, Apple Music, YouTube, SoundCloud, and any other major streaming platform.
Margaret Adams is a Psychology major and Rhetoric and Writing minor at The Catholic University of America from New Orleans, Louisiana. In addition to her work with Alchemical, she writes for CUA’s student newspaper, The Tower, and has recently been named Quill Editor. She enjoys reading, writing, and looking at pictures of her dog, Bella.
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