Bleak and moody, Crywolf is inviting fans into the tortured WIDOW universe with the release of the ‘Adah [FAWN]’ video. Crywolf kicked off the visual rollout earlier this year with Part II, “Mabúl [CEPHALOTUS Official Video]” Arriving as the second visual installment, ‘Adah [FAWN]’ is actually Part I of the WIDOW short film.
The WIDOW series is purposefully being released out of order, perhaps as a means to reflect the chaotic, turbulent nature of the WIDOW world. The videos stand alone as beautiful visual compliments to tracks from Crywolf’s latest LP, widow [OBLIVIØN Pt. I], while also serving as part of a larger emotional narrative unfolding throughout the film.
“[T]he series tells the story of a man’s descent into madness,” Crywolf explains on the concept of the short film. “He loses his mind and, thinking he is being directed by an angelic force, ends up killing the very thing he loves most. When he realizes what he has done, he’s devastated and jumps off a pier to escape. It turns out [in the third video that has yet to be released] that he can’t die, and he is still haunted by the memory of his lover.”
Known for pushing boundaries in all aspects of his art, Crywolf’s visuals have become an essential element in all of his releases.
“It’s a metaphor for my own struggle with mental illness, and the tumultuous realities of life as an artist,” Crywolf continues. “Pursuing these ethereal and magnificent concepts is so captivating, but can sometimes drive you to the edge of your sanity, and can cause you to hurt the things you love most… whether that is people around you, or parts of yourself. But, as the third act shows, those things are never really gone. They live on and won’t leave until they are accepted and integrated.”