Music: Official Video "Better off Free" 



The single “Better off Free” by Shannon Kohl was released in May 2022 on all major music streaming platforms.  Today, February 14th, 2023 comes the World Premiere of the official music video for the song.

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Video Concept

Doing the things I LOVE!  For myself, by myself.

  • Long walks barefoot in nature with my dog Victoria
  • Champagne any day of the week
  • Hot baths for as long as I want
  • Lay in bed writing and singing songs
  • Rolling around in some super soft sheets
  • Sprawled out in a king bed
  • Wearing red lipstick (this is when I feel most confident!)
  • When I’m home in my element I rarely wear clothes, as it feels best to be free 


The Team

Directed and Filmed by Wayni Alvarado of Kachorro’s Films (Costa Rica)

Video Produced by Zion Productions (Costa Rica)

Music Creation by Renardo Beckford of West Click Recordz and Anthony Watt of Wild1 Records (Jamaica)

Music Production by Jag Shival of Cosmic Cheetah Music (Toronto, Canada)

Music Mastering by Kristiano Montano (Canada)

Song Lyrics and Melodies written by Shannon Kohl

Makeup Artistry by Shannon Kohl

Single Album Artwork by Freshh Anderson & O’dian Birch (Ottawa, Canada)



The Location

Hotel Belmar, Monteverde, Costa Rica

It is always important for me to support businesses that are in alignment with my ideal way of living.  I chose Hotel Belmar because, not only is the suite and balcony bathtub stunning with a view above the trees, their commitment to ecologically friendly practices and sustainability is admirable.  The hotel is located in the rainforest of Costa Rica, surrounded by infinite wildlife.

This hotel has two of its own vegetable and herb gardens onsite, providing the majority of the ingredients for all meals prepared in their restaurant, how amazing!!  They had multiple vegan menu options at each mealtime.  Even some delicious plant-based desserts!  I wandered the gardens during my stay and found many beautiful butterflies.

I was treated so nicely by all of the hotel staff and managment, making the whole experience that much smoother and stress-free.  They welcomed the videography team and I with open arms and willingness to accommodate our requests.  The Hotel offered a yoga class on the dock in front of the pond the morning after my video shoot which was such a peaceful experience.



I hope you all enjoy seeing the video and that it brings you a sense of serenity.  I certainly had fun and felt great making it!!

Please don’t be shy to leave a comment below!  Tell me how it made you feel or which part is your favourite 🙂

Much Love and appreciation to all who continue to show support for my work.


Thank you,

Shannon xo





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