Listen to the album “Lost the Plot” by Fiver. The album tells stories of a number of characters, most of which are battling mental illnesses of varying degrees and circumstances.
In the link above, the album has been set to Jeff Bierk’s videography. I didn’t think Schmidt’s songs could feel more unnerving, but Bierk has nailed it.
I know I’ve posted this link before. I know I’ve championed Schmidt’s songwriting before, whether it be for her work in One Hundred Dollars, The Highest Order, or Fiver. I don’t care. I’ll post it 100 more times. Since I first heard “Forest of Tears”, her body of work has only gotten larger and the messages have become more concise. And those messages seem to ring more true as each day passes. This is great art.
Simone cancelled her Fiver tour. It makes me sad. So I’ll just post this link again.