Nashville-based folk songcrafter Michelle Mandico unleashed her beautiful video for her song “Water Bearer”.
The song is the opening track from her forthcoming album, Ptargmigan, due out on July 6th, which was recorded in Mississippi and in Nashville, co-produced by Mandico and Kevin Houston, and executively produced by Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars).
“Water Bearer” is a plea for peace in our tumultous world and a reflection on healing from intangible fears that can be crippling.
The video expresses this sentiment through a dance, scenes of Mandico alone in nature, and two young sisters who symbolize the hope in our future. “My idea of incorporating the young girls stemmed from a short video clip that their mother sent to me of the youngest daughter singing along to the song,” Mandico explains. “I was so moved by a
20-second clip of a child singing the words, ‘humans helping humans helping humanize our fears…”’ There was an obvious conviction in her voice that fit the simplicity and innocence of a child’s point of view.”
American Songwriter says, “’Water Bearer’ is an early preview of Ptarmigan. Showcasing Mandico’s ethereal voice and compassionate songwriting, the track offers a balm for our current social ills.”