2018 has been a milestone year for Queensland singer-songwriter Jackie Marshall.
The alt. country artist released her first album in eight years, 'Lilith Shrugs', in September and undertook an east-coast tour.
One of the standout songs from the album is 'Darling Etc.', an undeniably sexy, blues/ soul/ country hybrid that features a choir cooing "oohs" in the background. A twanging guitar slams a standout solo, while the saxophone makes a memorable appearance throughout.
Today scenestr is privileged to be able to premiere an accompanying music video, shot by acclaimed filmmaker Justin Brown at Brisbane's iconic Powerhouse.
Click here to read our album review of 'Lilith Shrugs'.
"'Darling Etc.' is a song inspired by a thing people do sometimes when they're looking for love - they look and they look and they look until one day they realise that their lover is right under their nose," Jackie says.
"A friend they hadn't been able to see the true beauty of until a certain amount of time and learning had built up. Those love stories are magical and bring pleasure to all who witness them."
The weather the day of the Powerhouse performance also played a major role in the live rendition that was captured on film. "There was a huge storm cell on the day of the [Brisbane] Powerhouse performance of this song - I could feel the energies gathering for the show well before we began, I called them in and let them out onstage as you can see!
"This was a special show for me, marking the end of a very difficult era and the beginning of a truly magnificent new one - so it was important for me to record the event; having Justin Brown and his team there was essential.
Click here to read our recent interview with Jackie Marshall.
"We have been friends for many, many years and I love his work with Bluesfest; he has the remarkable capacity to frame capture and emphasise the artist in their element in a way that truly speaks to the heart."
And it seems Justin is a major fan of Jackie's, judging by this quote he supplied about filming the video clip.
"I've shot and edited many of the headline artists at Bluesfest for 15 years. Names like the Joneses: Tom, Sharon and Grace; Bo Didley, Gurrumul - in my opinion Jackie has the potential to sit right up there with any of the greats in terms of power, presence, voice and style, and her performance at the Powerhouse confirmed this for me."