Courage takes many forms. It takes bravery to stand up for what's right, to heal from heartbreak, to push through a rough time, a personal goal, or just another day. In the video for her new single "Crumbling Down" Edmonton, Alberta singer Nuela Charles sings about the breakdown but her visuals, including two leaping and sparring dancers, capture the inherent optimism of survival. Though there are glimpses of human devastation and unrest through director Brandon Fletcher's use of public domain archival footage, Charles's story is about the comeback.
"Sometimes you have to fall. Hard. And then you get back up, dust yourself off and come back even stronger," she wrote in an email to The FADER. "'Crumbling Down' is about a state of being. A moment in time. A moment of weakness. But recognizing there is a certain strength in weakness."