Brandi Carlile has released a music video for “The Joke”. This follows the release of By The Way, I Forgive You, release of the song “The Mother”, and performance of a cover with Pearl Jam. The artist will also be performing at the High Water Music Festival.
The video was released to celebrate the release of the album, along with the set of tour dates. The video was directed by Danny Clinch and produced by Lindha Narvaez. According to the press release, the artist shares “This is my favorite music video I’ve ever made. We made this video—the twins and I—with Danny Clinch who is the best that there is. A very inspiring guy and a really special photographer and director.” She continues, “This song and this video mean more to us than anything we’ve done before. Particularly because every person that you’re going to see in this video is a real person with a real story. And you’re going to see it all over their faces.”
In a black and white color scheme, the video introduces many people staring at the camera or looking around. The scenes switch between individuals in a neutral or sad mood to an individual dancing. Throughout the video the individuals open to a happier emotion as they lip sync to the lyrics of the song. The video can be watched below.
(Photo Credit: Sharon Alagna)