Video: Ishmael Ensemble – Empty Hands

Early last month, Ishmael Ensemble released their second album, ‘Visions Of Light’. Lifted off the LP, Empty Hands is one of the records standout moments, and it now comes with a beautiful visual directed by Jack Lilley.

In the week following the completion of a full year of treatment for breast cancer, Holysseus Fly penned the lyrics to the song:

“As well as holding elation and euphoria in one hand, in the other I was experiencing a lot of emotional pain as I started to process what had happened. Writing the lyrics, I was envisioning standing in front of God and laying it out plainly, ‘ok so I’m still here, now what? This body has been through so much. Do with me what you want, this all must be for something, I’m here and I’m ready’.”

Photo by Khali Ackford

Watch the captivating performance visual above which was inspired by Kahli Ackford’s promo photos of the band and head over to our YouTube channel for more videos.

‘Visions Of Light’ is out now; buy from Bandcamp.

CF Smith

Write for Music Is My Sanctuary & Stereofox.

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