About This Project:
‘I Said’, a new music video, is be a performative homage to live streams and at-home mini concerts that have taken over our social media platforms and eased some tensions while we all hunker down the COVID-19 pandemic.
The music video will begin with the FAIRCHILD members each ‘live-streaming’ in from their homes across the Gold Coast, Melbourne and Vancouver, and performing the track via a mock social media platform. As we’ve presently been experiencing from the uptake of videos calls, technology-motivated mishaps arise for the bandmembers, and in turn create entertaining moments that escalate the video narratively and stylistically. All in all, helping to resonate to the viewer the song’s moving lyrics that depicts a relationship where timing, circumstance (such as ISO restrictions) and themselves are keeping them apart.
The Project Outcome:
I Said premiere’s below at 7pm, Wed 17 June.
About the Artists:
FAIRCHILD released their debut album ‘So Long and Thank You’ independently in August 2017, produced & mixed by Catherine Marks (Foals, Wolf Alice, & Alex Lahey). Forming on the Gold Coast and playing regular sold out shows across South East Queensland, in 2015 the band packed their bags and moved halfway across the world to Manchester, UK. During their 2 years abroad, they supported The Human League (UK), Mutemath (USA), Penn Badgley’s band MOTHXR (USA) and sold out their farewell shows in Manchester and London.
As well as having sold out shows in England and Australia the band has toured Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, and North America, playing showcases at Canadian Music Week and Music Matters Live. Their singles ‘Relevance’ and ‘Start Again’ entering the Spotify Viral 50 and FMQB SubModern Charts in the US, respectively. The new track, ‘I Said’, was created to celebrate the band’s 10-year anniversary.
Danielle is an internationally award-winning filmmaker, who has worked here in Australia & the UK, on a range of Feature Film productions, Factual TV series, short films, branded entertainment for global brands and music videos within development, production, publicity and directing.
Recently, Danielle directed a music video for Calan Mai’s track ‘XO’, which became a finalist for the 2019 Video of the Year at the Gold Coast Music Awards. After tackling Field Producer duties as part of the content team at Splendour In the Grass 2019, this year Danielle was selected to take part in the MentorHer 2020 Program through WIFT Australia focusing on development of a long-form production slate.
Josh Alex Lay
Josh represents the new breed of video and motion graphics editor, a digital native who has both the experience of creating TVCs for top brands, plus the skill to unlock the power of brand content on social media platforms. Josh has worked with the best creative agencies, post houses and stations across the east coast of Australia to edit campaigns for Falls Festival, Uber Eats, Nissan and David Jones, among others. Josh is known for his speed, attention to detail, adaptability and reliability.
I Said has been supported by HOTA, Home of the Arts through HOTA’s Artist Fund: Rage against the V(irus).
Read about the other projects supported by the Artist Fund.