A good music video is an art form in and of itself. Weaving sound, cinematography, choreography, and narrative into one brief package is no small feat. So what exactly does it take to make a solid music video? In this episode of Playback, we give Jessie Reyez a chance to answer that question.
Breaking down her dreamy music video for her romantic single "Love in the Dark," Reyez divulges all the behind-the-scenes details. Watch the full music video below and read on for a rundown of the visuals.
On filming the underwater sequences
The music video features multiple scenes of Reyez drifting underwater in a huge gown. While certainly enchanting, filming those sequences actually terrified her.
"This is the power of God fighting through me trying to get air," Reyez says of the unearthly scenes. "That's why you see so much leg because I was like, 'The only way I can do this alive is if I flip this dress back so that when I'm swimming, I'd rather my arms get tangled than my legs, 'cause my legs are my motor.' But this was so scary."
Although an aide was on set to assist her to the surface, Reyez recalls being unable to swim up the first time because the dress wrapped around her legs.
"We've done a lot," Reyez says of her previous music videos. "We've done me locked in a tank. We've done me burned at the stake. We've worked with fire. We've worked with so many things, and that was the most terrifying."
Watch the full video above to see what else went on behind the scenes.
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