“I love that the Shout video gives me that 90s throwback feeling when full studio sets were a “thing”. I’ve never danced in my life, so learning the choreography in 3 days was really challenging for me.”
The 21 year young Melbourne based multi-talent Maribelle just dropped her debut EP “Overtake” and remargins an official video for the lead single “Shout”, directed by Jeremy Koren aka Grey Ghost. “When I first received an advanced copy of Maribelle’s “Shout” I sat down with my headphones on, shut my eyes & experienced what could only be described as an early-90s-astral-hyper-colour out of body experience.” he tells. “My office filled with pink and blue smoke and I realised I was rising from the ground on a mechanical platform. I saw MC Hammer & Janet Jackson doing the running man on Sir Mix A Lot’s giant ass from Baby Got Back. Madonna flew towards me strung up by fishing wire and, amplified by her lapel mic, said “you got this Ghostie”. I looked down and saw I had the legs of a fawn with Hammer pants on. Hundreds of white roses fell from the ceiling and I awoke with the music video written and printed placed in a powder pink manilla folder with a post-it note on the front saying ‘Attention: Ghostie.’ I rubbed my eyes, ripped off the post-it note and faxed it immediately to Maribelle.” Well and besides probably wanting to “shout” along the catchy tune, for sure you want to pull no punches and start dancing along their joyful choreography. Maribelle follows: “I wanted the video to incorporate the visuals of the Shout lyric video Djemba and I put out with Frametouch, so we used projections and live mapped them into the set. Grey Ghost really brought the vision of Shout to life. The second I saw his treatment for it, I knew that was the video we would be shooting. I love that the Shout video gives me that 90s throwback feeling when full studio sets were a “thing”. I’ve never danced in my life, so learning the choreography in 3 days was really challenging for me. Shout is the first music video I’ve ever done. I’m so excited with how it turned out and can’t thank everyone that was involved enough!” Enjoy the exclusive video premiere on C-Heads.
backstage images by Leila Koren
“Overtake” available on itunes