In New Music Video for “El Paso,” Ziemba Tells the Tale of Two Cities

Originally appeared on. Grimy Goods

Like most of Ziemba’s body of work, her new video for “El Paso” is dense and significant. The track comes from her 2016 record, Hope Is Never, which she spoke with me extensively about last year. She explained how the city impacted her life as a borderlander, or more specifically as a “child of NAFTA,” which instigated her family’s move to Texas in the first place; all this personal history she describes in the clip via yellow text scrawled across the screen. The video complements the song with bold colors and quick cuts, and also serves to educate us about a place that most of us never think about despite its likely pivotal role in many of our lives.

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