At First The Words is video collage about the way that time can erode our confidence in childhood stories. Once-comforting phrases are revealed to be insufficient for navigating reality, though they may be colorful and picturesque (and contain more than a kernel of truth). The young heroine and the bitter queen are imagined to be two versions of the same person, whether separated by age or perspective.
The repeating Lyrics of Fol Chen’s funky-awesome song are:
First the words were good
they helped us understand
but then the sounds would
double like holograms