Dani Larkin Shares Music Video for Stirring Single “The Red (Maca’s Return)”

Photo by Sarah Pannasch

By Clare Martin

Folk artist Dani Larkin has just released the music video for her latest single, “The Red (Maca’s Return),” off her debut album Notes For A Maiden Warrior. The song is inspired by Irish myth; specifically, the goddess of war and transformation, Maca, and what it would be like if she returned to walk among us. 

The accompanying music video is deceptively simple, following Larkin around a forest where she alternates between singing, laying on the ground, and playing guitar. However, the seemingly idyllic scenes of nature are disturbed by Larkin’s ferocious delivery and the little clouds of steam billowing from her mouth, mirroring the disruptive men in the story who battle the island’s fauna with “guns and arrows galore.”

The music video for “The Red (Maca’s Return)” was directed, filmed, and edited by The Wonder Brothers, Greg Holz and Joey Wonder. You can watch the video below and pre-order Notes For A Maiden Warrior, out 18 June, here. Check out her tour dates in November and December here.