Wednesday, September 2, 2015

MusicDish Review: "I Am Not I" by Liza Fox

As she slips into unconsciousness, an evil darkness takes over her angel-like spirit and soul. In her dreams, she fights, allowing her warrior self to take hold. This is the setting to Liza Fox’s new music video, "I Am Not I." Produced by Jus Grata, "I Am Not I" is the true epic of Liza Fox and her struggle against battling her bipolar disorder.

In her bedroom, there is white sheets and white and black hearts hung on her white walls. Also, one can see a witch warrior and a dark angel. This is a representation of the two contrasting sides of bipolar disorder. The music does a great job in the use of symbolism. The harp and vocal choir sounds represent the angel side whereas the saxophone is the darkness. This gives the piece some unique jazz and church choir elements all inside a pop musical setting.

In her video, there is a book of spells where one can see the spell for "Defeating Boogeyman." Part of the spell reads,"I am light. I am one too strong to fight. Return to dark where shadows dwell. You cannot have this Halliwell. Go away and leave my sight. And take with you this endless night." One can imagine this as being the hallmark to anyone battling this type of mental illness. By speaking out about her bipolar disorder, Liza Fox brings attention to this challenging disease.

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