On 7th March 2009, exactly 1 month after recording my new single, and exactly 2 months after my decision to make a return to the world of music, we started shooting the music video to accompany my new single "Hard Not to Fall"
The video tells the story of a woman who feels she is stuck in a predictable, boring and mundane marriage. Her husband no longer gives her the attention and affection she so craves and desires...he is totally oblivious to her or the way she feels. They simply exist together, living in the same routine day in day out.
Inside, she's battling with her feelings of love for another man...a man from her office (In this case the handsome Michael Crockett) She comes alive whenever he's around...and fantasises about them being together. She does love her husband, and knows that her feelings are wrong, but given her circumstances it's so hard not to fall in love with someone as wonderful as he is.
The video was filmed over two days, and in two locations. The office scenes were first and took place in a real office in Cardiff. I got to work with some good friends in Cardiff - which made the day really enjoyable for all - I hope :)
Everyone seemed happy and relaxed anyway...and did a real great job!
Day 2 of filming was on 14th March, and we shot the 'home scenes' - so we got a welcome addition to the cast... Adam Stirling...the husband...also known as "Hot Adam" haha :)
These were framed background pictures that we used on the set of our home. Adam and I had these taken on our first meeting ...a very pleasant 'Wagamamas' meal after a long hard day of shopping for me, and a long hard day in the office for Adam. We got a friend to take these on her camera, just out and about ...thanks Lou :)
Some of the Birmingham scenes.
A massive thanks to everyone...cast, crew and production for making this a fantastic and most enjoyable experience! Some really great friendships have been made and cemented during this process! Love you guys! Can't wait to show everyone the finished product!
So, I hope you get it...and you like it :)
You can now see clips of the video on my website