Thursday, April 10, 2014

Remember How I Broke Your Heart

I'm so excited to finally reveal the music video I made for one of my favorite songs on the new album.  This was filmed back when I still had crazy phoenix colors in my hair.  I made this with the super amazing Director Alfred "AJ" Broadbent.

We had booked a room at a really cool, old motel in the middle of nowhere.  We were mainly going to use it as a 'home base' and 'bathroom', and see if we could get some cool exterior shots while we were at it.  I was setting up my things inside, when I heard AJ talking to someone outside.  All of a sudden AJ appeared and said, "We have to leave".  Apparently, the owner ran out of the office when he spotted our camera gear and said there was absolutely no filming here.  AJ told him he completely understood and said we would respect that.  I just needed a place to change.  The guy then retreated back inside his office, only to come running out again 2 minutes later yelling that he was going to call the cops and we needed to leave.  (!!!)  Then, his 20-something year old son came out of the office yelling something, and he turned around and yelled at his son to get back inside (!!!!!!).  Needless to say, we swiftly left the premises.  YIKES!

5 minutes down the road, we found an empty, windy pass.  I drove my friend Charlie Wadhams' beautiful old car up the road.  I seem to remember him telling me that "she" doesn't like hills.  Sure enough, the car slowly came to a stop, and never started back up again.  Luckily, it died in the most beautiful part of the road.  So we just shot pretty much the whole video right there.  We sort of didn't have a choice.

At the end of the shoot, AAA came and swooped us up.  As soon as the car was back on the "flats" she started back up again, and we headed home.

And there is the story -- and gossip -- behind the making of this very emotionally charged video.  ;)

I hope you like it!

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  1. Moreish video! So thanks for the link to the director's website. Partly explained why i was blushing at this one.

    Perhaps Mr. Broadbent was massaging your performance with a little adrenalin. Hiring actors for innkeepers. It's an unsettling backstory, otherwise. Damit! i have time enough to let my imagination wander…

  2. The feels are strong in this one