Brisbane singer-songwriter Clea has dropped a brand-new single entitled ‘Sugar’, accompanied by a cinematic visible.
The music video was filmed and directed by Jack Birtles over three days, set amongst the hills of Queensland’s Scenic Rim. Watch it under:
Throughout the clip, Clea is pictured standing inside a bubble in quite a lot of surroundings, a metaphor for “our disconnect from this earth”.
“We concentrated on the natural world and based the clip around the four elements; wind, fire, water and earth,” she defined in a press release.
“The bubble represents our disconnect from this earth and how heavily we rely on its resources, without giving anything back. Within the clip I am the resister, the fighter and the change.”
‘Sugar’ was conceived in early 2020 through the Australian bushfires. Clea felt “a sense of dread and hopelessness” as she noticed the occasions unfolding.
“I was overcome with emotion and felt the strongest desire to cower and crawl in the corner,” she mentioned in a press release.
“It is the nature of humans turning a blind eye to a situation to save oneself of hurt, but in this instance there was truly no way of hiding.”
She continued, reflecting on “humanity’s ability to recognise an issue until it’s literally on the doorstep”.
“It saddens me deeply that it takes for the country to burn and our chests to fill with smoke to truly start to take seriously the issue of climate change and the great stress humans place on this incredible earth,” Clea mentioned.
“The world is in great pain and the systems in place have failed us, true change is crucial otherwise we can literally kiss it all goodbye.”
‘Sugar’ is Clea’s second release this 12 months, following the single ‘Soft Blow To The Head’ in March. She launched her debut document ‘Vermillion’ in 2018, with album single ‘Dreaming’ clinching Song Of The Year on the 2019 Queensland Music Awards. A sophomore album is presently within the works.
In February final 12 months, Clea coated Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus’ ‘Nothing Breaks Like A Heart’ for triple j’s Like A Version.