Picasso Kat is an Alternative pop rock solo project fronted by Singer, Songwriter / and Producer Phil Vassil. Newly formed in 2020, the group is already on their way to becoming one of the most notable bands of the year.The group has recently released their new single and video for “Beautiful Day,” which is off their new, debut album “Silence Bleeds,” which will captivate you from start to finish. We had the pleasure of catching up with Phil from Picasso Kat as he dives into their latest video you can watch below!
Tell us the story of this song, why did you choose to visualize this song specifically?
“Beautiful Day” is a song about contrast. Like when you’re in a beautiful place and you suddenly get this negative thought..Or when you’re in a room full of people and you’re feeling totally alone. These things happen and I wanted to write about it. That’s where my head space was at the time.
What was the inspiration behind this video(visuals, storyline, etc.)?
This video was shot moments before Covid took over the world. In fact- we were social distancing when we were filming. I wanted to create a video that would be fun, creative and easily transported. So instead of real guitars, drums and amps, I used children’s toy instruments.
I also borrowed the “cue card” segment for INXS from the 90’s –who in turn borrowed it from Bob Dillon from the 60’s. We had to do all the filming outside because of Covid.
What was the process of making this video?
I had the vision in making this video. I made or bought all the props and put them into a story board. But I didn’t have anyone to actually shoot the Video.
I had seen a clip online of this interesting stop and go animation style video that I really liked. So I reached out and contacted the Director. Within a few days I heard back and we got on very well over the phone. It felt right- so I hired CJ Farmer to Co-direct and also a close friend of mine, Tony Guma as our mobile camera man. We shot with 2 cameras at 4 different locations.