In her song “SNAP,” she says her heart’s been on fire “since June 22nd,” the day she lost the love of her life.
But now fans of Rosa Linn have a new date on their minds — October 7 — the day she released the gorgeous and engrossing new music video for her Eurovision hit.
In the original music video, released in the months before the contest, we saw a frail girl in a flying house. Now that girl has grown into a smouldering woman who feels every note and trauma more deeply.
Rosa Linn’s new SNAP music video
Reflecting her recent good fortune — signing with Columbia Records, being invited to open for Ed Sheeran in North America, going viral globally on TikTok and charting in the United States — our girl now looks extra expensive. From the large gold earrings to the gorgeous beige pantsuit, she’s growing and glowing and keeping that slay alive.
The re-imagined video conveys her emotional turmoil well. Seated in the backseat of a vintage car, she travels through an endless expanse of arid terrain, reminiscent of parts of Arizona and California. The car lacks a driver, as if Rosa Linn, trapped in her emotions, is operating on auto pilot. She pounds on the seat, a more violent expression than we saw in the original video. Her heart isn’t just on fire — it’s full-on exploding.
As the video progresses, the boundary between dreaming and reality seems to blur. We see her step out of the car, dancing with people who may or may not be memories of lovers past, and a screen shows vistas from all over the world, including her beautiful homeland Armenia.
Like so many members of the Lonely Hearts Club, Rosa Linn takes refuge in a diner (which, to this author, looks strikingly similar to the one in Episode 5 of the Netflix series The Sandman, where John settles to watch people and cause trouble). After a tipple Rosa Linn drives into the darkness, unable to exorcise the memory of her ex.
Are you living for this beautiful video? Do you prefer it to the original? Let us know in the comments box below!