Cape Town-based artist, singer, songwriter, producer, dancer and now director nalu is set to drop off some new visuals for her 2020 ‘Lockdown Blues’ song. The song is said to be an ode to the waves of emotions that one experiences in isolation… The intent was to paint the notion of healing in isolation.
“I didn’t want this song or video to feel heavy or triggering because it feels like everything related to the global pandemic already is. I wanted to create something that made people feel safe, heard and validated. I wanted to let people know that it’s okay to let loose, have fun, laugh at the little things and exhale. I truly hope that people feel lighter when listening to Lockdown Blues and that they feel uplifted when watching the music video, realising that there are many ways to heal and work through our emotions, and that’s okay…” Nalu
The visuals for ‘Lockdown Blues’ are further said to be a real and raw depiction of how Nalu reconnected with her inner disconnect during lockdown and also find nalu making her debut as a director. The video was shot in Johannesburg with Director Of Photographer, Max Mogale.
“Working with Max was such a blessing! Not only was this my first time shooting with him but this was also my director debut. He helped me bring my creative direction to life in the most vibrant way. He was versatile and flexible with his execution, which I love because one can never predict how any creation will come to life. There is no set method; you simply have to trust your intuition, communicate effectively and follow through with your ideas. The energy we created in our space made the process a whole lot easier for both of us. We shot the video over two days and bounced the magic off of each other to create this world of Lockdown Blues.
‘Lockdown Blues’ is also the first single from Nalu’s forthcoming project which will be released later this year.
The video is expected to hit YouTube around 20:00 CAT.