The deluxe version of my EP, Not Stupid Anymore, was released in August 2016 and featured five new original songs along with two remixes of Not Stupid Anymore. I released the single ‘Call Me Whatever You Want‘ as the lead for this EP as I thought it would be a perfect poppy song for summer! The EP features all the songs I recorded with The Next Room Productions in London, which all have a similar youthful, girly sound, so if you are into Katy Perry, Taylor Swift or Meghan Trainor, I think you would enjoy this EP! Not Stupid Anymore (Deluxe Version) is available to buy or stream on all major retailers, including iTunes, Spotify and Amazon Music… so get your copy now! My favourite tracks are Not Stupid Anymore, No Going Back and Love’s Willing Prisoner.
Call Me Whatever You Want was the single that I chose to use to promote the release of Not Stupid Anymore (The Deluxe Version) as it was so catchy and upbeat. It was actually the first song that I ever professionally recorded so, for this reason, I chose to keep the imagery fairly simple and just focus on the lyrics and the message I wanted to get across. The song is about finally having the courage to move on from a relationship and admitting to yourself that it is not working. The concept of the person leaving not being ‘the bad guy’ but being the brave and selfless one is what I wanted to get across with this. I felt that this was a slightly new perspective on a typical relationship milestone and something I wanted to explore. The pink crumpled background in the video with the lyrics on top is almost like a goodbye letter that has been written and then discarded, which I thought was perfect for this song with its theme of a bittersweet farewell.
As Not Stupid Anymore was released in April, I felt like a summery, happy video would be really perfect for this track as we were approaching hotter months of the year! For this reason, we decided to shoot in Portugal and create something with really vibrant colours and a positive energy. The end result was a ‘flipbook’ type of effect, with lots of snapshots played in quick succession, giving the feel of holiday memories. The pictures were interspersed with performance videos of me in different coloured bikini tops and pop-ups of the key lyrics in the song. We focused our scenes on the most quintessentially summery things like sangria, the beach, the pool and partying to create the most fun snapshots we could! Also, as the song is about love and girl power, I couldn’t help but add some heart shaped sunglasses and a heart shaped rubber ring!