Music Video: Karina Pasian - Solitaire
The multi-talented Karina Pasian returns with a heartfelt new song and video that reflect on the unknowable complexities and opaque sensitivites that are so intimately associated with the struggle that many people face in dealing with depression, and ultimately, suicide. 'Solitaire', written by Pasian and Shawn Breathwaite, and produced by Pasian, is a moving tribute and dedication to former Def Jam Executive Vice President Shakir Stewart - he signed a 13-year-old Pasian in 2005 - that sees a reflective piano guide the poignant beauty of Pasian's emotive vocals as she acknowledges that 'from your view, life was pushing you around, you started to drown/ it seemed no-one cared, you were playing solitaire'.
With the video being directed by Dale "Rage" Resteghini from a treatment by her longtime boyfriend Tyler James Williams, who also stars in the video, Pasian, in dedicating the song to Stewart, says 'this dedication is very important to me. I felt like I couldn't really move forward in my career without paying homage and tribute to the amazing Shakir Stewart first. I had to let this out not only for my own reasons, but to help bring awareness and potentially help others who are struggling as well'.