Video — “Hanging On” by Ellie Goulding

I have seen the music video for “Hanging On”, and it is amazing. But I still like to imagine my own storyline when I hear a song, even if it divulges from the artist’s concept and vision. The exercise of imagining a music video as I hear a song makes the song feel personal to me, which makes me form more of an attachment to it. This song in particular fascinates me. The drawn-out vocals, combined with an elusive meaning, are so eerie.

Song: “Hanging On”. Artist: Ellie Goulding. Album: Halcyon. Written by: Patrick James Grossi, Ariel Rechtshaid. Produced by: Billboard. Label: Polydor. Original by: Active Child. 

The lyric I can relate to most is “Tell me if you feel this pain, ’cause I don’t wanna be a ball and chain”. I was overjoyed to find a ball and chain novelty bag by Judith Leiber to include in the video. Below are more “ball and chain” style handbags.

Deux Lux  Vans    Dolls Kill 2

                 Deux Lux, $30                  Vans, $33                       Joyrich, $78

Gryson  Love Moschino     She + Lo

                Gryson, $162              Love Moschino, $175              She + Lo, $178

Gucci 2   Kenzo 2   3.1 Phillip Lim 2

                 Gucci, $190                      Kenzo, $280                   3.1 Phillip Lim, $615

3.1 Phillip Lim 2  Dolce & Gabbana     Rag and Bone 2

                3.1 Phillip Lim, $655         Dolce & Gabbana, $696   Rag & Bone, $720

Olympia Le-Tan  Dolce & Gabbana 2     Fleet Ilya

                  Olympia Le-Tan, $870    Dolce & Gabbana, $935      Fleet Ilya, $1,035

Paco Rabanne  Clara Kasavina    Chanel 8

                  Paco Rabanne, $1,390   Clara Kasavina, $1,585         Chanel, $4,875

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