Multi-talented singer, songwriter and filmmaker Mogli has released the cinematic video for her new song “Mirror.” The new video is the latest installment in a series of songs and episodic videos that weave together the story of Ravage, Mogli’s beautifully composed indie-pop album and its stunning, epic companion film, out May 12th. Fans can pre-order Ravage HERE.
“Mirror” is about facing her own toxic potential with a partner very similar to herself and battling to let go of the relationship. In the video, Mogli’s character extricates herself from self-destructive tendencies and enters a black “infinity” room where we see her battle with characters that represent all the conflicting internal voices and emotions from her journey thus far. As she comes up for air and emerges from the water, she realizes that these haunting thoughts are not real…a lesson learned amidst the ethereal soundscape and tender vocals that build into a sweeping, pulsating chorus.
“I want to conquer fear – my own and everyone else’s. I believe that fear is the root of everything bad in the world. Every wrong decision and every war comes down to someone being scared. I‘m trying to be brave by making myself vulnerable. Vulnerability creates empathy and connection and our world needs that. It’s okay to be scared sometimes – we all are. Scared of change, scared of loss. But being able to be brave anyway was the most rewarding lesson of my life. So I invite you on a journey from fear to bravery, from prejudice to tolerance – into the world of RAVAGE,” shares Mogli.
Ravage also tackles topics important to Mogli because of her lived experiences, like self-empowerment, feminism, toxic masculinity and societal problems like climate change. Growing up in Germany as part of an LGBTQ family with two moms, and a dad from Algeria, gave Mogli her values of inclusivity and equality, and she now uses her art to create connection in a world that desperately needs more of that, especially when it is not nurtured by politics, educational systems, social media, news algorithms, or the isolation that came from COVID.
Ravage is all the more impressive because of Mogli’s independent, DIY approach – conceiving, creating and executing the album and film in full creative control of her vision.