Blonde To Black Pictures and Thelonious Punk Records present the music video for ‘Lost Soul’ by Collette Cooper. Directed by sought-after artist and animator Eddie Apollo with renowned filmmaker and entrepreneur Sadie Frost, the video immortalizes vocalist, songwriter and multi-disciplinary artist Collette Cooper in a vibrant and unique aesthetic which captures the spirit of the deeply rooted, raw blues music it was designed to underscore. Traversing the backstreets of a shadowy metropolis with confidence and style, Collette Cooper cuts an ethereal figure among a cast of shady characters, ultimately ascending into a surreal utopia filled with a whole host of awe-inspiring surprises!
The essence of the video evokes thoughts of Japanese animation studio Ghibli, but is clearly marked by the graffiti-like, comic strip style which rising star Eddie Apollo is becoming increasingly famous for. Its narrative perfectly complements the sound and lyrics of the song ‘Lost Soul’, as was intended when it first came to mind.
Its creator Sadie Frost explains : “When I first heard Collette Cooper’s new song ‘LOST SOUL’ it sent shivers down my spine, and I immediately knew that I wanted to create an apocalyptic animated world in which she and the band could perform. Something that commented on the feelings of doom and gloom we’ve all felt during the pandemic. For me, Collette’s music has always had a magical quality to it, and I wanted to convey the positive, bluesy vibes of ‘Lost Soul’ by taking her audience on a redemptive journey into a heavenly world full of love, compassion, hope and humor.”
Cooper herself has faced a number of extreme challenges throughout her life, but by projecting her emotions through creative songwriting, she has used these experiences to develop and grow as an artist, ultimately making her stronger. A palpable sense of these intense feelings can be detected in the song ‘Lost Soul’ and provides authenticity to the project as a whole. Speaking about the video, Collette Cooper says : “The video really captures the spirit of the song. I love Eddie’s eye for detail, his work is incredible, and I love Sadie’s vision and ideas. I really like the comedy injection, too, which is very me. They make a great team.”
Collette Cooper is a singer & songwriter currently working on her debut album entitled ‘City of Sin’ and has produced several music videos. Collette performs in London and has performed at several fashion, charity and awards shows, including Samuel L. Jackson’s ‘One For the Boys’ karaoke benefit in collaboration with GQ on 25 September, 2014, and ‘The Gang Show’ at the Groucho Club on 4 October, 2014, in support of the Teenage Cancer Trust. Collette is also an actor and has worked in theater and film with the likes of Jane Campion, Michael Winterbottom and Samantha Morton.
All in all, the video for ‘Lost Soul’ is as entertaining as it is pleasing to the eye, made by a team with a clear understanding of each other’s artistic nuances. The result is a captivating piece of work – the proof is in the viewing!
DIRECTOR Sadie Frost and Eddie Apollo
ARTIST Collette Cooper
PRODUCER Sadie Frost
ANIMATION Eddie Apollo
CELEBRITY Collette Cooper
PRESS beverley luckings
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Andrew Green