Video Voyeur: 3Qs with Rebecca Haviland

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Rebecca Haviland has been an artist on our radar for the past few months. Her buzzworthy sound brings to life a whole new form of indie-pop-folk, which makes us fall in love with her in every listen. Gearing up for her album release, we dig into Haviland’s new video for “Bright City Lights” the title track as she takes us through the process of the masterpiece.

Tell us the story of this song, why did you choose to visualize this song specifically?
“Bright City Lights,” the title track of our new EP, is about being proud to be where you’re from, and being proud of who you are, staying true to that no matter what. So it was important to me to make a video that showed off New York City, but also other cities around the world, and to portray myself in the video as a confident rock n roller!


What was the inspiration for this video (visuals, storyline, etc.)?

We wanted to have a very fluid storyline, one that was more image and feeling based instead of an actual story, with a couple of outfit changes, and also showing off my two favorite guitars, my custom Music Man St, Vincent guitar, and a white Eastwood Jetson Jr.
What was the process of making this video?

The video took 6 hours to make. We spent a bit of time compiling the footage that was to be projected on me during the scenes. But once that was created, we did a series of different angle shots with different outfits and guitars. We had a great time- it was such a fun first experience making a music video, and my videographer Jack Hoffman and I really had a great a blast getting creative with the making of the video so as to make something cool on a small budget.

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