Saturday, 27 April 2019

Lights, Camera, Action!

Lighting the 'bedroom scene'
A few days ago we were stuck in a field in Kent getting cold while surrounded by a small film crew, and playing the same song over and over again... yes we were making a music video.

The video is for 'Version of You', one of the songs we recorded recently at Anchor Baby Studios which came out extremely well and will be the first track on the EP.

Filming in Soho
We asked John Clay to direct it having got him in to take some footage of us in the studio after seeing his amazing show-reel and we couldn't have asked for a better person at the helm. John is passionate about film, friendly and easy to work with, has great ideas and likes to create the kind of dark and intense work that I really like.

Cast & crew (missing Lou and Nakisha though...)
He suggested a narrative which fitted into the song lyrics and allowed him to inject interesting visual elements into the video which would become more than just a 'band performance' video. We hired a model/actress in the form of Chloé Dall'Olio who regularly works on screen with Trinny Woodall and has featured in John's videos before.

Chloé did a brilliant job (as did everyone on set) and we spent an extra day with her getting additional narrative shots including dancing through the streets of Soho! It was a lot of fun - even if we did get a bit cold!

Reviewing footage from Soho

Keep your eye on our social media pages for when the video will be released...

Photos by Lou Smith, Ellie Yermakova, Nakisha Esnard, John Clay and Chloé Dall'Olio.