Half Waif’s “Ordinary Talk” Is A Highly Unordinary Video

“Baby don’t worry about me, I don’t worry about you.”

Photo: Brian Vu

Half Waif embraces ordinary moments in her new surreal video “Ordinary Talk” directed by Kenna Hynes. The video feels as if Half Waif is living in another dimension where the retro futuristic fashion add another layer of weirdness. The song taps into the concept of ordinary moments that we often turn into our own despair:

On her new single, the gal shared:

“Recognizing your own ordinariness can be depressing, or it can be a relief. In ‘Ordinary Talk’, I wanted to honor and celebrate my ordinariness as an incredible tool for making me feel less alone. The song is a reassurance that feeling bad – or ‘ill’ – isn’t something that needs to be corrected. There’s a depth of experience that comes from feeling emotions at their extremes. And it is, in fact, this vivid, varied messiness that makes us human and ordinary. The corresponding video, written in collaboration with director Kenna Hynes, tracks the progression from isolation to communion as we move from a tableau of a troupe of strange courtiers to the neon lights of a good old house party. And as the song shifts and melts away, the cast of characters follows and looks outward: up toward the vast night with its unsettling drift of stars, over a vista of coffee cups and blue TV screens and folded t-shirts – the million tiny moments that define our days.”

“Ordinary Talk” is from Half Waif’s upcoming record The Caretaker, which will be out on March 27th via ANTI- Records. The gal will kick off tour next month:

2/4 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre *

2/5 – Port Chester, NY @ The Capitol Theatre *

2/6 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall *

3/27 – Brooklyn, NY @ Public Records ^

5/5 – Boston, MA @ Cafe 939

5/6 – Northhampton, MA @ Iron Horse

5/7 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB

5/8 – Toronto, ON @ Baby G

5/9 – Detroit, MI @ Deluxx Fluxx

5/10 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas

5/12 – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd

5/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s

5/15 – Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern

5/16 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios

5/18 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel

5/20 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room

5/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge

6/6 – Peterborough, NH @ The Thing in the Spring

* w/ Calexico and Iron & Wine

^ The Caretaker release show