Yes, Nashville-based artist Kate Kelly’s heartfelt new song is nearly as “Quiet as a Mouse.” The mellow, black and white music—created by New-Orleans visual artist Virginia Walcott—video perfectly compliements the track’s indie-folk, ambient sound, no to mention Kelly’s pain-inspired lyrical content.
Commenting on the single, Kelly stated, “I wrote ‘Quiet as a Mouse’ several years ago as I explored feelings of abandonment after a breakup. It was an all-consuming emotion, one that I felt in my body and in the passing of time. This song became important to write as I learned how much of myself could be regained through being left alone. It is an exploration of being left, leaving, and saying goodbye. There is strength in our endings if we honor the pain.”
Walcott elaborated on her visual work, noting, “The pain of feeling detached or unwanted in the presence of someone who once felt like home can be paralyzing. For this reason, it seemed obvious to us that the video needed to first create feelings of discomfort, rawness, disillusionment, and fear. But the song doesn’t just address the difficulties of leaving and being left — it takes you on a journey through what it feels like to fall and then rise, embracing a new beginning. There is a turn at the end of the video that sheds light on the joy, freedom, and renewal that exists if you truly move through your pain. You can find that home is not just another person, place, or feeling — it’s also yourself.”