As we were tracking the vocals for “Light Up”, our friend Brandon Goodwin came over and shot a little bit of video. Oddly enough, the vocal take that he filmed (and this was the only vocal take) was the one we ended up using on the album. Check it out:
I’m back home now, and fixing up my studio a bit for some upcoming sessions. I’ll probably work on some of my own music, maybe a bit of Sucré, who knows! Just excited to start writing again. I will probably also start doing some updates here as well. I’ve let this site get a little outdated with all of the touring this year. Thanks for reading!
We started working on this back in December I believe. I just remember it was freezing cold on the third floor of Red Velvet. We had collected as many mirrors and lamps as we could find on the second floor, and just began experimenting and seeing how we could play with different kinds of lighting. Everything you see in the video was created organically with mirrors, projectors, and lights.
Darren was directing the whole thing, and I think he did a pretty amazing job. He’s become quite the director in recent years! My wife Elsie designed the beautiful dress that Stacy is wearing. It was fashioned out of several vintage wedding dresses. And all I did was play with the light dimmer…
I also need to give a huge thanks to Brook Linder and Clay Mason for shooting this! You guys did an amazing job.
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Over the past couple of years, I've been recording video clips when I'd get a new idea for a song. Here are a few of them:
It's been a long day for Suki and I, but a productive one. Suki woke up late, ate breakfast and then went for a short walk. After that, she walked around the house for about six hours and occasionally chased a ball. She was pretty tired by late evening and went to sleep.
I was able to spend most of the day working on the instrumental that I started yesterday. I came pretty close to finishing a draft of it, but I never know what will actually work until I listen with fresh ears the next day.
I've been occasionally questioning the whole idea of doing a lot of instrumental pieces on this album lately. I myself do not actually listen to a lot of instrumental music; I'm too drawn to vocal melodies. I'm not really sure how people will respond to these pieces, but I know that this is an album that I have to finish. There may not be another time in my life where I have this much time and energy to put into it.
Here's another clip of a piano idea:
Quick question: Does anyone use myspace anymore?
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