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Caviar's Thomas Ralph Directs a Black and White 'Paradise' for RAY BLK Promo


Director captures powerful performance set on a London estate

Caviar's Thomas Ralph Directs a Black and White 'Paradise' for RAY BLK Promo

Caviar director Thomas Ralph has created a new music video for Ray BLK’s 'Paradise' capturing the powerful emotions of this beautiful track.

Following the release of her soulfully triumphant 'Empress Project' to critical acclaim last year, Ray BLK, the BBC Sound of 2017 winner (and the only unsigned artist to ever win) and MOBO nominated artist is back with her latest video for 'Paradise'. It was written after the loss of a friend and BLK uses her sharp lyrical skills to pinpoint that feeling of loss in a way that feels both specific to her own experience, as well as translating to anyone that has gone through something similar. It’s a contemplative song but one that runs strong with hope and the desire to “meet again, where the streets are paved of gold.”

Thomas Ralph comments: “I was inspired by Ray’s Empress Album art work; the concept for the video was to create a simple and beautiful performance in a relatable space for Ray and her band – thus allowing the personal and heartfelt themes of Ray’s lyrics to come to the fore. It was a very cold shoot day in South London with a great team, I hope we created space for Ray’s message to resonate.”

Filmed in black and white on a London estate, as day becomes night, and by using different camera positions to elevate the emotion and show Ray and her band, Ralph cuts between the performance and heartfelt images mirroring the friendship between Ray and a friend who has passed away.

Ray opened up to The Fader: “It’s dedicated to my dear friend who I lost to cancer and to anybody who has lost someone. I wrote it as a way to find peace and comfort with the idea of death during my friend’s illness and hope it helps give peace to anyone who is mourning.”


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Genres: Storytelling, People, Music performance

Categories: Short Films and Music Videos, Music video

Caviar, Wed, 27 Feb 2019 13:14:56 GMT