Such an unbelievably hectic this week, which wasn’t made easy by the fact I have been ill! However, it’s been amazing to film the video for ‘Body Of Mine’, my collaboration with Sophie Smith! This has been the first video that I have conceptualised and organised myself, and with the help of my amazing videographer Geena Sharma Singh, I have managed to make my vision a reality!
Monday: I played tennis in the morning and then headed to college for my production class. However, I was so tired and poorly that I only managed two out of six hours and had to go home to rest and work from my bed.
Tuesday: I did a lot of admin work for the upcoming release during the day and in the evening we set up the studio for the video shoot! So exciting to turn my basement into a set! We spent a few hours sorting out the lighting and backdrops, before doing a few trial shots.
Wednesday: Wednesday was the first of our shoot days so it involved a lot of trial and error and working out the kinks! We shot the bulk of my shots, along with two other cast members and the first group shot! Didn’t realise the mess we were going to make though!
Thursday: Thursday was the second shoot day and in general ran a lot more smoothly than the first day, now we had a really clear idea of the shots we wanted to get. This was lucky as we had four solo shots and two group shots to nail in one afternoon/evening as I played golf in the morning! We made even more of a mess with the glitter and confetti, which made for great shots but terrible clean up!
As it was Thursday, I also put together my Thursday Twenty playlist on Spotify!
- New by Daya – Obsessed with this! The lyrics are so so relatable and her vocals are emotional and raw. Just such a great break up track!
- HUMBLE. (Skrillex Remix) by Kendrick Lamar
- You Should Talk by FLETCHER – This is another great breakup song, with a real empowering vibe. The lyrics are about how it takes two to mess up a relationship and that it’s never just one person’s fault, which is something
- Sit Next to Me by Foster The People
- You Make Me by Chelsea Cutter
- Last Night by DAY_S
- my boy by Billie Eilish
- Famous by ROZES – Another favourite for this week! Super catchy and it has great feel good vibes!
- Split Stones by Maggie Rogers
- OT by JOHN.k
- Flags by Shoffy & Yuna – Great song about race and how everyone is equal regardless of where they come from and what flag they represent. Such a lovely message that the world needs right now!
- I Can Still See Your Face by San Holo
- Already Gone by filous & Emily Warren
- Waterfall by Petit Biscuit
- Falls (feat. Sasha Sloan) by ODESZA
- Shadow by SECONDS – I had the privilege of performing on the same line up as SECONDS recently and they are super talented and creative girls! A band to watch out for definitely!
- Dysfunctional (feat. SAKIMA) by SATICA
- Faking It by Calvin Harris, Kehlani & Lil Yachty – Not usually a Calvin Harris fan at all, but this is a great track! It’s less cheesy and dancey than a lot of his songs and is a perfect, chilled driving song!
- Daddy Issues by Demi Lovato – Demi’s new songs have a different vibe to her previous material and I’m loving it! This is a great song with an almost retro feel to the production.. it shows off her powerful voice really well!
- Feels Great (feat. Fetty Wap & CVBZ) by Cheat Codes
Friday: Finally a day off from shooting! I played golf, spent almost an entire day making bone broth and watched all the video footage from the shoot to get an idea of how I wanted to edit all the shots. I also registered one of my tracks with a sync agency and did a bit of composition.
Saturday: Another glitter free day! I played golf again, went out for tea and applied for playlist consideration. In the evening I went to the Warehouse Project to watch Mura Masa and NAO perform. I’ve been a huge fan of both for a couple of years now, so I was super excited! I briefly saw Mura Masa at Parklife, so it was amazing to see a full set!
Sunday: The final ‘Body Of Mine’ shoot day, and the most ambitious…. five solo shoots, one duo shoot and three group shoots! So much glitter, so much confetti, so much dancing! Great end to a three day shoot and my most elaborate video project yet! I had a fabulous cast of women of all ages, shapes, sizes and races, who I am extremely grateful to and I am just so so excited to share the final project! And potentially even more excited to stop finding glitter all over my house, my body and even in my food!
Thank you so much for reading and I hope you are as excited for the Body Of Mine final cut as I am!