So we just filmed the 1st of 2 new music videos this Saturday—we filmed “mantra” at a hidden secret beach in Long Island, that we found by lucky accident.
Imagine: Sunset, deep pink grapefruit gold sky, a beautiful wind kicking your hair up.
For our final dramatic scene of “mantra”, Alana (the fabulous Swedish film maker), was to shoot me walking into the ocean until I disappeared underwater. We had 1 shot, 1 chance, to capture this on film, and I was scared s**tless I’d either a) drown b) stumble from the waves and mess up the take c) get eaten by a shark, as this was Long Island, dear friends, and Montauk is where Jaws took place!!
I conjured up a zen like superhero focus, and just kept walking with my eyes wide open into the ocean– further into the ocean– deeper into the ocean– now up to my eyeballs– then– swimming, swimming, swimming at sunset dusk underwater. It was so clear, so free under there!
Needless to say, I think we got a gorgeous take. Very dramatic. Almost reminded me of a poem by Edgar Allan Poe or Virginia Woolf; a girl walking, disappearing into the ocean.
Here are some photos…stay tuned for the video!