“There’s shades of light & also darkness, which is important for me to show as a contrast. Both are a part of me and both influence the music. My favourite shot is on the balcony at the end – we were filming in this big old mansion (an honour) & mid filming i decided to get up on the ledge and start boogie-ing.”
“The line between my self-reflection and self-absorption is really thin and the latter is generally the mother of all mental problems. So I guess the most important filter for potentially life-changing or destructing ideas is the brain’s attention centre. That’s where all the good and bad impulses live or just die out at the gates.”
The song and visuals from bloody white’s newest release are raw, intense, dark, and completely captivating.
“It was really important to me that my first videos feel real and represent the small town I’m from near Santa Barbara. They had to be true to what I grew up around and look nostalgic, too, and the most honest way I could do that was by recording with my old VHS camera I got when I was seven. My friends and I shot a lot of footage together for more than a year. Small town California is the backdrop for all the videos. I’m calling them VHS home videos because that’s what they are.”
Taken from the forthcoming debut EP ‘you’d walk right over me’ which is out on September 9th.
“The entire song is only about three seconds of life. I think most people have been in a position where they have had to tell someone something that they knew was going to devastate them. Something that would change their life. It’s about the silence that occurs between those words leaving your mouth and the other person reacting. It’s the most deafening thing I’ve ever experienced. The video is meant to be a metaphor for the build-up before that, and then the sudden explosion of quiet that lasts forever.” – Dave Bayley
“Sometimes we are in situations where we worry about being honest about how we feel for fear of being judged, we tell ourselves we have to suck it up and smile. That can be a tough pill to swallow. What i’ve realised is that you don’t have to smile and take it and that speaking up and taking charge feels a whole lot better.”
Justin Jesso’s momentum continues to grow, having now exceeded 3 million streams. This track is a beautifully emotive and stripped back slice of ballad-pop.
“This song is about trusting the universe and knowing that if that lover you have lost or that friend you can’t see, if it is meant to be, then they will come back to you. All the love in this world that is meant to come back to you, it will.”
“‘CHLORINE’ is a daydream of a backyard and a swimming pool on a hot summer’s day, rather than being stuck inside my K-Town apartment for months on end. I literally bought an inflatable pool to put on my rooftop so I could float and pretend it was the real deal.”
A song that highlights how powerfully emotive pop music can be. If there’s one video to watch today, make it this one.
“If each person has a sanctuary within – a place they can return to where things make sense, where the tides are kind, where colours are bright and their lives feel meaningful – I think we all have a physical destination to where those things manifest. For me that place was the large park just down the road from my Papa’s house in Sutton, UK – Nonsuch Park. It was here where we would walk and cackle at awful jokes, lean in for the stories, make peace with our busy lives and draw meaning from the lessons we had learned since our last visit (made all the more powerful by the fact that we only had a couple more days together).”
Taken from the upcoming album series ‘Nonsuch Park’ which will be released on 4th September.
“I’m singing of a previous love lost, navigating my social anxiety and wondering if I’ll ever be the same again. This theme is juxtaposed with my soothing vocals that will make you fall in love with me; but if it was up to me…I hope you don’t.”
A trans-atlantic effort went into the making of these visuals for Danish RnB starlet Fjer’s ‘First Place’.
“I decided to make this video with my friend James Tirado across the Atlantic, during the COVID-19 quarantine. I filmed in my apartment, he filmed in his. We edited it together. I wanted to show the modern day version of a conflict – karma sure is a bitch in this one haha.”
“Shooting this video was really exciting for me. Im finding my feet as an artist again and with that Im learning what I like – to wear, to shoot, to put across. These visuals feel like they compliment the vulnerability of the song and also expand on the story. It was important to me to have something simple to follow so that humans watching it could take it in – sometimes complex storyline’s in music video’s confuse me.”
“‘Kings’ is a song about brotherhood. It’s about telling the men in your life that you love them, care for them and will always do so. I often think that men don’t fully understand the power that showing emotion has, so this record is hopefully something that sparks a chain reaction in boys and men of all ages…”
“When lockdown happened around the time we were due to shoot ‘Just A Girl’ we stepped into uncharted territory of remote shooting. With us all feeling confined and creatively frustrated JAG became a call to prayer for me, nurturing my talent to show the multifaceted nature of being a woman today.”
“‘Same Bed’ is a song about waking up next to different people, to put it bluntly. It’s a lust song. But it’s also a self reflective song that looks at how I feel within myself and the different struggles I face when it comes to love and lust. It also shows how dismantled and strange my mind can be when it’s flicking between a hundred thoughts a second.”