Alex Whorms offers a sensitive take on the Jann Arden hit Insensitive in her riveting new single and video — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
Stripped down to its acoustic basics, Whorms’ rendition is a piece of pure piano-based heartbreak. It’s quietly beautiful and moving. Whorms’ delivery is sheer perfection — it pleads with the desire to just let go and move on, even if it’s what the soul and the heart reject.
Her adjoining video is equally simple and poignant. In one black-and-white shot, we watch Whorms from the back, playing the piano delicately. In a rushing moment, you’re transported to the innermost thoughts of a woman reluctantly saying goodbye, penning her tears into diary pages.
The talented Hamilton singer-songwriter has two releases to her credit — the 2017 EP Our Lives and 2019’s Burgundy. Thanks to those offerings, Whorms has also received her fair share of honours and accolades, including the 2019 Hamilton Arts Award for Emerging Artist in Music, and notable gigs at Canadian Music Week (2019), Hamilton’s Festival of Friends (2018) and even the Sidewalk Café in N.Y.C. (2017).