Christina Grimmie was tragically gunned down by a deranged fan named Kevin James Loibl after her concert performance in Orlando 2 months ago. But before that, the YouTube star had been working on a series of music videos to accompany her visual “Side A” EP, titled “The Ballad of Jessica Blue”.
Yesterday (Thrusday, 11th August), the 1st of those 4 videos was released. In “Snow White”, the 22-year-old singer plays a fictional character called Jessica Blue, who is experiencing heartbreak and battling fears of self-doubt.
Grimmie’s manager, Brian Teefey (who is also Selena Gomez’s stepfather) took to social media to explain the details on “Snow White” with the description:
“The ‘Ballad of Jessica Blue’ is retro-styled narrative and music video short film. The story follows a young girl’s journey into self-discovery through her love life, her womanhood, and her music. ‘Jessica’ is at a crossroads in her life. She becomes suspicious of her boyfriend and is gripped by insecurities only to realise that she is doing more damaged to her own heart and future than any relationship ever could.
Jessica has an upcoming showcase where she hopes to prove to herself and others that her music is as strong as her desire to be great. With the showcase days away she can’t seem to put together her set or her songs. Jessica is torn between boyfriend issues, her creative issues, and a general feeling of self-doubt.
She confides in the people closest to her and they all give her words of wisdom along her path of self-discovery. Her beloved grandmother reminds her that all the security, strength and love she needs is in that powerful voice on the other side of her heart. Jessica finds her path by doing what she loves. She sings from her heart.”
Check out the music video for “Snow White” here:
3 more music videos will be released for “The Ballad of Jessica Blue” on these following dates:
- “Anybody’s You” on 18th August
- “Deception” on 25th August
- “Without Him” 1st September
The talented singer may be gone but her memory lives on in her music. We miss you, Christina!