Watch Breanna Barbara’s striking ‘The Way Out'

Bill Pearis

May 21, 2021

Breanna Barbara released a new single, "Big Bang Blues," last month, and now she's back with another. "The Way Out" is dark and foreboding, with just Breanna's delicate guitar and smokey voice to power it. "I wrote 'The Way Out' before the pandemic hit but it’s been coming into my head more and more since the dread of the news this past year," Breanna says. Director J Xavier Velasco says, "From the beginning I knew this had to be shot in black and white and so when the cinematographer Alejandro Mejía got on board, it became clear that shooting in 16mm was imperative in order to get the raw grainy high contrast image that would sustain and catapult the song's visual experience."

Breanna Barbara released a new single, "Big Bang Blues," last month, and now she's back with another. "The Way Out" is dark and foreboding, with just Breanna's delicate guitar and smokey voice to power it. "I wrote 'The Way Out' before the pandemic hit but it’s been coming into my head more and more since the dread of the news this past year," Breanna says. Director J Xavier Velasco says, "From the beginning I knew this had to be shot in black and white and so when the cinematographer Alejandro Mejía got on board, it became clear that shooting in 16mm was imperative in order to get the raw grainy high contrast image that would sustain and catapult the song's visual experience."