This summer I had a chance to collaborate with Minneapolis based singer/song writer Chastity Brown to create a new music video to promote an early single from her upcoming album. Chastity recently left her Nashville record label to be an independent artist when recording her new album. I've photographed Chastity for a number of years for projects with The Current, and have been a huge fan of her music and the honest emotions she conveys with her voice.
I was really excited to work with Chastity to concept the music video, then direct, shoot, and edit the piece. Chastity and her band selected the song "Colorado", and the driving drum beat and mountain lyrics, quickly lead me to fill the music video with these moving mountain landscapes. I was already scheduled to travel to Colorado this summer, and was able to add one day to my trip to capture all of the moving landscapes for the video. I filmed the performance portion of the video with Chastity and drummer Greg Schutte performing on the front porch of Chastity's Minneapolis home. Chastity's songs at their core are simple, and we wanted to capture that with the porch front performance.
This month Chastity started a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to finish her new album. The focal point of the kickstarter is this new song and this video for it. I'm sure it will be successful, but if you want to help (or just pre-order the album) Check out her Kickstarter here: