Alex Napping – Fault | Music Video – Conversations About Her

Alex Napping – Fault | Music Video

Conversations About Her

Alex Napping – Fault | Music Video


What first looked like a nonsensical video featuring Lush bath bombs, a banana dyed blue, and a black mannequin, Alex Napping‘s video for “Fault” took on a deeper meaning when explained. Firstly, they were not bath bombs, they were soggy doughnuts, and vocalist Alex Cohen‘s reason for this aesthetic is due to struggles with an eating disorder.


In Cohen’s own words: “The song ‘Fault’ is loosely about shouldering feelings of guilt and self-blame and the video expands on that theme by examining my personal struggle with an eating disorder. For a long time, it was something I viewed as a personal failure rather than a societal failure”.


The video is relaxing and beautiful, yet the mannequin’s involvement does make one feel a little uneasy at times. In the end, the inanimate object that Cohen was enamoured with is discarded as Cohen walks away.


These commanding visuals were directed by Eleanor Petry and explore “that sense of shame and desire for acceptance” by using symbolic imagery coupled with soft, gentle colours.


“Fault” is lifted from Alex Napping’s upcoming LP, Mise En Place, which is out May 5 via Father/Daughter records. Watch the video for “Fault” below:




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Shanade McConney

Shanade McConney

A keen writer with a BA in Creative Writing and a strong passion for rock and electronic, Shanade is eager to combine writing with her love for music. In 2004, she attended Reading Festival (affectionately dubbed 'Reading Rock' as a teen) and has been a fan of live shows ever since. Music inspires her, whether it's writing about it or listening to it as she writes.
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