Do you believe in soulmates? The gorgeous music video for “11 Miles,” directed by Ben Stamper, explores this idea using the “red string of fate” concept. The red string of fate is a belief originating from a Chinese legend that an unbreakable, invisible red string connects two people who are destined to be together. In this music video, our protagonist follows his red string through obstacles in a house, the woods, and across a body of water. I think there could be a larger metaphor at play regarding the great lengths we go to maintain relationships, namely, romantic ones. Even when times are difficult or the “string” is entangled or stretched taut, we push through because we know love is worth the fight.
Songs of Water is a seven piece band based in Greensboro, North Carolina. “11 Miles” is featured on their newest album, Stars and Dust, which released in June. It’s a beautifully crafted album that takes the listener on a journey from start to finish. By the way, if you’ve never seen this band live, do it! The members are multitalented (and friendly!) and the performance is an unforgettable experience.
I wonder how many yards of yarn it took to create this video.