Empath Shares Video For “Born 100 Times”

Empath release a video for their new single “Born 100 Times,” the first new music
they’ve shared since 2019’s acclaimed Active Listening: Night on Earth.

On the track, Catherine Elicson’s razor sharp delivery serves as a counterweight to the
instrumental onslaught. “‘Born 100 Times’ is structurally very simple, consisting of a
couple of hooks and a verse sung over top of two repeated chords. I imagined a
restructured pop song, having it start instantly with the hook and then eventually
reaching a verse. While the lyrics are a somewhat spiritual reflection on devotion and
power in one’s life, an isolating and very internal experience, the video offers a different
Elicson says.

“The video began as an idea Randall had of us showing up with cameras at the New
York State fair. There’s something beautiful and nostalgic about a fair we wanted to try
and capture. Two friends, Halle Ballard and Johnny Costa, filmed us having real,
uninhibited fun running around, eating fried food, absolutely dominating the carnival
games, drinking countless wine slushies, getting spun around on rides, and just
enjoying being together. It was a much-needed night of leisure at the end of a long
summer spent preparing for the next phase of Empath. The video is a document of this
special moment in time for us. United together, we left behind the isolating, internal
struggles of our lives and connected to the real world outside of ourselves.”

Photo Courtesy: Marie Lin