Friday, July 28 singer/songwriter—LEENA OJALA—will release the highly anticipated music video for her single, “Paper Heart.”
“Paper Heart” symbolizes the fragile mind and soul that can be easily torn–while the video builds from that, telling a story about the insecurities of growing up. The video’s story is about a girl who is leaving school and hesitant about her future, afraid of leaving her secure school environment behind.
’Paper Heart’ is one of the tracks I wrote a few years ago for the acoustic guitar and performed around London. When I started doing electronic music, I reworked the track with Jamie Evans to where it is today. He had some great production ideas that went into ‘Paper Heart.’ The song was initially about me talking to my younger self, giving advice to an early teen having tough time while growing up.
We made the meaning of the song more abstract while still keeping to the original mood. After I approached Aella with the track, she went away and came up with a great treatment that I thought was just brilliant. Aella has this way of getting right into my songs, feeling it and just making it happen. She always thinks big and goes for a grandiose and ambitious implementation.”