We wanted to create a visual that not only tapped into the soul of this song but also embodied the entire emotion of it. This track showed me why I make music. I wrote and recorded it on the spot in 1 or 2 takes, so we decided we wanted the visual to be as unrehearsed and unpremeditated as possible. This group of artists were so incredible and the reason I moved to NYC- to work and collaborate with such beautiful and talented humans. It was such a crazy night. The dancers Elise Ritzel and Eloise DeLuca were so incredibly powerful man I was blown away by how well they improvised. They led me the entire way. TEQUILA and dope humans anything is possible!
It was such a joy to work with them and Roya Carreras who was instrumental in making all the moving parts fluid and graceful. I was playing off the dancers the whole way through as they were playing off each other and Roya’s flow. I met stylist Jinnah Park a few nights before at a show at Babies All Right. I was blown away that she took the time on such short notice to make the majority of the dancers pieces by hand.
I think this song represents the ebb and flow of my life. Being tossed and turned and finding the beauty in it all. It was a time when I was less and less in control of things but the most in tune with myself as ever. Director Derek Anthony Welte, who happens to be one of my dearest friends, executed this visual masterfully. I have him to thank for honoring the emotion of this song ‘The Other Side’. New York is a magical place and every now and again when the right humans are all together in the same room something special happens.