Bec Sandridge’s “Stranger” Is A Surreal Portrait Of Mental Breakdown

When your head breaks in two…literally

Still from BEC SANDRIDGE | STRANGER (OFFICIAL VIDEO) YouTube

Aussie artist Bec Sandridge taps into the skin-crawling anxiety we feel on the verge of a mental breakdown in her new single “Stranger.” Directed and produced by Tanzer, “Stranger” depicts Bec slowly losing her sanity in the chicest fashion as we watch her face split and apply lipstick à-la-Joker. It’s a metaphorical illustration that delineates how our own anxiety can break us apart and make us feel foreign towards our own bodies and mind. The track mimics the cathartic build-up of dubstep, but is washed with echoes that melt into ambience that balances the thumping cadence. Gale’s soaring and sharp vocals emanates passion as she explores anxiety at its most parasitic and paralyzing form. Watch below:

“Stranger” is from Bec’s upcoming debut album TRY + SAVE ME, which will be out on October 4th. She’ll be hitting stages in the upcoming weeks, so make sure to catch her in person:

8/30 – Golden Age Cinema & Bar (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

10/4 – The Foundry Brisbane (Brisbane, QLD, Australia)

10/5 – The Northern (Byron Bay, NSW, Australia)

10/12 – Hobart Brewing Co. (Hobart, TAS, Australia)

10/18 – Rocket Bar & Rooftop (Adelaide, SA, Australia)

10/19 – Howler Melbourne (Melbourne, VIC, Australia)

10/25 – The Lansdowne (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

10/26 – UC Hub (Canberra, ACT, Australia)

11/8 – UOW UniBar (Wollongong, NSW, Australia)