Kennedy Nöel released her new video today for her song "Then Came The Fall"...and it's just in time for Valentine's Day.
The Fan Connection (TFC): Hi Kennedy! It's great to catch up with you again! A little bird told us you have a new video being released. What's the name of the song?
Kennedy Nöel (KN): Hi! Thanks so much for having me again! The song is called "Then Came The Fall", and it's my second single off my EP "Cross Over".
TFC: What's the feel of this one? Will we be pulling out tissues for our tears or dancing in the office?
KN: This song is a true love song. It's very sweet and happy, and should hopefully give you that warm and fuzzy feeling inside. Hopefully they'll be happy tears!
TFC: Ok...story behind the song: GO! (This is always our favorite part. Songwriting is so personal...and we're kind of nosy...so it works out great!)
"I'm typically a very private person and I don't reveal a lot about myself, but once I got into a relationship, I had to learn how to be honest and vulnerable".
KN: This is the first love song I've ever released, and it's by far one of my favorite songs I've ever written. I got into my first relationship last year, and I definitely learned a lot from it. The song describes how relationships can completely change your life and can feel so good, but they're also a lot of work. You have to learn how to swallow your pride and reveal the fragile parts about yourself, and that was hard for me! I'm typically a very private person and I don't reveal a lot about myself, but once I got into a relationship, I had to learn how to be honest and vulnerable. Thought it was hard, it was worth it, and the beautiful thing about relationships is that your walls end up being knocked down in the most loving way.
TFC: You told us this video was shot from iPhones. This peaks our interest even more! How was that experience and what do you think the difference was compared to using standard video gear for a shoot?
KN: This video was a lot of fun to shoot because it was just me and my friend. It took us about two days, and we used the app Hyperlapse to smooth out the footage and stabilize our shaky hands, and I used the app 8MM to get that vintage filter on it. I edited the whole thing by myself and it was such a fun process! My friend and I really had no idea what we were doing, so all I knew was that I wanted the concept to the home footage from the dates placed in the 1940's/50's. I am really obsessed with vintage things, so I just grabbed a bunch of props from my room and we drove out into the woods and around downtown and did everything on the fly. I think the difference was that I had a lot more creative control over how I wanted it to look, and it was a lot more relaxed than doing a professional shoot. There wasn't a whole lot of pressure to do everything perfect, so we had the freedom to just have fun.
TFC: We love to hear the "on set" stories. Is there one you'd like to share?
KN: You'll notice in a few shots that you can see my breath as I'm singing. The shots in the woods were right before Nashville had our big snow storm! Though it looks like this video is placed in the summer/fall, we shot it in the dead of winter and it was about 19 degrees outside! I had never experienced so much pain in my hands from being so cold. The shots around downtown and in the house were right after our big snow storm, and that day I was wearing shorts and a short-sleeved shirt, so in between shots we would run into the car and warm up, then run back outside! The things you do for a music video!
TFC: Will you be releasing any other videos of songs from the EP?
KN: Yes! We're planning out which single to release next and what kind of video we want to shoot for it. It's going to be a fun one, so I can't wait to start filming it.
TFC: If you didn't already know, The Fan Connection is rolling out some amazing features throughout this year. On the horizon are a new mobile site, a new streaming music player with radio-like capabilities that will also have live interviews, commercials for our bands, and more. We'll also have professionally-fun Fan Clubs that your fans can join...complete with yearly membership packages mailed to them...as well as contests for fans AND artists to win prizes, merchandise stores, and more! Of those few things mentioned, what would you say would be most beneficial to you?
KN: The Fan Clubs sound like so much fun! It's a great way for fans to be able to come to one spot instead of multiple social media sites, and interact with each other...along with myself! I love the opportunity to get closer with my fans and do fun things for them!
Click to watch Kennedy's video for "Then Came The Fall".
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