Singer Rose Gray has unveiled the video for her new single, “Blue”. Directed by Harris Dickinson and edited by Gray herself, the powerful visuals tell a story of friendship and loss of innocence, set in Gray’s native Walthamstow. Taking aesthetic inspiration from early 2000 memories and DIY home video, this self-reflective piece of introspection features a younger version of Gray, and gives us an unfiltered and emotional insight into the singer’s life growing up.
“Blue” being the second single taken from her forthcoming debut “Blue, Lately” EP, the song began its life as a poem with no melody, and was developed over time into a melange of orchestral strings, misty ad libs and a driving hip hop beat. Speaking exclusively to Wonderland on the track, Gray said that “I feel like as we grow up, we get more and more broken, so I wanted to put out a song about that. I’m really proud of this song as it’s a true insight into my world… growing up and all the in-between stuff. I feel connected to everything I write but “Blue: has an extra special place for me right now. It’s the first track on my debut EP and is really close to my heart.”
On making the video, Dickinson said: “‘When making the visual to “Blue” for Rose, I felt strongly inspired by the feelings Rose described and all her ideas. The weight that life gives someone to carry can either weigh them down or liberate them. Our hope was to make something that felt personal and intimate yet distant and strange. Influenced by early 2000 memories and home video, hopefully “Blue” can resonate with everyone. ”
Watch the video for “Blue” below.