In 2019, horror fans were gifted a new series on Apple TV+, Servant. The show focuses on the fictional young couple, Dorothy and Sean, who are trying to come to terms with the loss of their newborn child, Jericho. As a form of healing, the couple end up taking care of a doll with realistic features, and even hire a live-in nanny to help. If you are familiar with horror or thriller films, then you have probably figured out that doll + live-in stranger = bad.
The show is about to air its final episode of the season, which is perfect timing for Saleka to release her music video for “The Sky Cries.” Written especially for the show, “The Sky Cries” incorporates various themes and settings from Servant that any fan will appreciate outside of the show. For instance, Saleka sings, “You’re my calling / Cure my longing” and “I’ve carried empty dreams for all these years / Your arms an antidote to all my fears,” which touch on the pain and romance found in Servant, as well as pain and romance found in everyday life.
The music video is the first Saleka video directed by her father, M. Night Shyamalan, who is also an executive producer on Servant. Saleka revealed, “I was very intimidated and nervous leading up to the shoot because there were a lot of physical logistics with the choreography and I’ve never been directed by my dad before, but once we were on set it actually felt really natural.” Of course, the two were able to make the lyrics and overall story of the song very visceral and intimate; they do what they do very well. You can check it out below.
You can listen to “The Sky Cries” in episode eight, which aired a few weeks back, and on platforms like Apple Music and Spotify.