"Human Prize" Official Music Video
Premiere: September 22 2017
“Human Prize” was produced and directed by Francis Capone and shot by Markus Mentzer in Los Angeles, California. It features Westerman busking on the LA Metro while traveling from Hollywood to downtown Long Beach. “Busking was something I started doing in New York,” says Westerman. “For one, I was broke and any bit of money helped. But also, it’s good practice. You see what resonates with people.” The video offers a candid depiction of commuters, including impromptu audience participation. The lyrics of “Human Prize” speak from the point of view of an isolated celebrity, a lonely billionaire and single working parents, and how each relates to money. It's a song Westerman co-wrote with her boyfriend Shane Gooding, who passed away before the song was finished. The song is a simple, stripped-down finish to an eleven-track studio album that features pedal steel, mandolin, brass, and keys. The video premiered on buzzbands.la — you can read the article here.