So, lately I’ve had this deliciously wonderful Cass McCombs tune stuck in my head. I wondered if there was a music video for it and low and behold…yes, there was! It’s quite simple, following around Cass at what seems to be a fair or outdoor event of some sort. Then, it gets real good at the end, showing some pretty bright lights and people dancing. If you know me, you know I love me some dancing! Anyways, make sure to watch it for yourself and the whole thing! You don’t wanna miss any of that yummy steel guitar sound towards the end. It’s beautiful.
Hey all! As some of you know, this past weekend (Friday to be specific) was my 27th birthday! I had one of the most memorable and fun birthdays in awhile! Thank you again to all my family and friends that made that happen. Love you all!
This week’s featured music video is the one, the only, very much loved and raved about “Chandelier” by Sia. The first time I heard this song (which wasn’t that long ago, since it recently dropped in March) I was infected with it’s contagious beat, a tripping hip-hop vibe, along with a bit of bubbly electronica in the distance. Sia’s always been one of my favourite artists, constantly reinventing her music and debuting edgy, out-of-the-box hits. I mean, after all, she’s written and produced for the likes of Christina Aguilera (“You Lost Me”) to David Guetta (“Titanium”) to Ne-Yo(“Let Me Love You”) to Rihanna (“Diamonds”) to Britney (“Perfume”) Beyoncé (“Pretty Hurts”). Really, which major pop player hasn’t tapped her for a tune?
So, when I laid my eyes on the video for “Chandelier”, I was literally jaw-to-floor. The young dancer featured in the video is none other than “Dance Moms” star Maddie Ziegler– an 11-year old dancing phenom. Ziegler dazzles the viewers with head-spinning choreography. Kicking, leaping, crawling, falling, twirling and hiding herself behind window drapes, all while rocking a blonde “Sia” wig. It’s brilliant, dark, beautiful and emotional all at one time.
Sia’s always been an exceptional storyteller, and she tells the story of a cry for help, literally set to the song:
“The haunting tale details the Aussie’s personal struggles with alcoholism and prescription drugs when she was still pushing her solo career. In a rare interview last year, she told Billboard, “I was really unhappy being an artist. I was always a drinker but I didn’t know I was an alcoholic. Then I got seriously addicted to Vicodin and Oxycodone.” (Source)
Needless to say, the video is a must-watch. So, without further adieu, here it is:
A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to be in a music video my friend Jared Hogan shot and helped direct for local Charlotte artist John Mark McMillan. Man, talk about talent. It is amazing to watch these guys do what they love, and do it so well. I had such a blast working with some of my friends, as well as my brother – he was the production assistant. Good times all around!
My scene in the video was shot at Morning Glory Farm, my brother’s fiancee Maggie‘s (did ya get that?) family farm and home. They have a couple of horses on the farm, and they were also quickly featured in the video! (Seriously, I love horses..so, it’s even more rad to me.)
I absolutely love the concept of the video, the imagery, the message, the dancing, the song, I just love it all. But don’t take my word for it, check it out yourself below and enjoy! :)