The first time I heard Indie Allen was at his final year show at Edna Manley College. The school for the visual and performing arts consistently churns out excellent performers and I am forever grateful to them for introducing me to Indie.
His performance at his final year show moved me so much that one of our first blog posts was about his EP back in 2016. I think an update is more than overdue. Friends, him a gwaan wid big tings! Yes mi dear, him all release a music video since week. Check it!
In “Catch a Fire”, Indie Allen takes the beauty, excitement, chaos, and fragility of love, and puts in a beautiful package, complete with a bow. He had me hooked from the very first verse with: “Same thing that can cause you so much pain could have you dancing in a hurricane.” In other words, love stinks, but it’s so worth it.
The music video compliments the lyrics of the song well. In the video Indie and Sabree, his leading lady, walk around all cutesy in nature. They stare into each other’s eyes lovingly, bicker, fight and make-up -doing whatever it takes to keep the flame alive. It also features a fire dancer whose flame burns brightly; a brilliant contrast against the bleak and misty background. This serves as a reminder that love can brighten up even the darkest of days. I strongly recommend watching the video, just to see the beautiful scenery of Flamstead, St. Andrew.
I’m still waiting for Indie to release “Higher” (hint hint), but this song will hold me over until then. As it drop, me’ll mek unnu know. ‘Til next time!