WATCH: "Paradox" The Official Music Video

Shot over a 24-hour span with one director and one actress, this duo incorporates multiple camera angles and lenses to create a complete cinematic experience. “The story is dynamic,” says songwriter Diana Chittester, “my goal of the video was to help make the visual connection to the lyrical intensity of the song.” Director Antonio Harper pulled from the influences of The Matrix and Inception to conceive the theme for the “Paradox” video.


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A diverse album, Paradox shows off Chittester’s musical range. The aforementioned “Freedom” includes some beefy B-3 organ riffs courtesy of local keyboardist Chris Hanna, and the title track includes both ukulele and a beautiful bit of cello — Sam Kristoff from the Speedbumps plays the cello on the song. 

Some songs even have a classic rock feel to them. The classic rock connection stems from the fact that Chittester learned Heart’s “Crazy on You” while she was recording her album and realized what a challenge it was to play the song’s opening riff.

-- Jeff Niesel (Scene Magazine)

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“I write the emotion, not the conclusion. Songwriting is about relating a story or emotion to a listener. Every component of a song must work together so an audience can feel the story the song is trying to tell.”  – Diana Chittester



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