The Artist Explains: Juliette Irons - Lighthouse (Video)
Juliette Irons talks us through the visuals of her latest single ‘Lighthouse’.
Where was the video for 'Lighthouse' filmed?
The video was filmed in Iceland!
How does the video connect with the song?
The video is a visual representation of what the song is written about. It really brings the experience that I've had with loneliness, depression, and anxiety - to life in the viewer's eyes. The immense landscape of Iceland, with me alone as one tiny person - completely captures what I feel when I go through these things.
Any noteworthy behind the scenes stories?
Yes! I flew to Iceland alone, met up with the cinematographer who'm I'd never met but loved his work ( big risk since he was a total stranger and we were alone together driving 6 hours away in to the middle of nowhere in the total darkness - but he turned out to be an incredible human being so I was very lucky) -- I got stuck in the mud at one point, we ran in to a flock of wild reindeer ( as you will see in the video), I sprained my ankle running up a mountain - we went and chipped of 1000 year old ice from the glacier and it magically healed my foot by the next morning!! (seriously!!! - so crazy). And at the very end of the shoot we found ourselves under a full rainbow ( I can send photos) .
Could you tell us about the ideas/ themes/ imagery used?
The main idea is to communicate what it is like when I feel anxiety, depression and loneliness. I feel as though, even when surrounded by people - there is no one who could help me or relate to it - I truly feel alone. As if lost at sea, with no end in sight. Being alone for real in these wide mountains and oceans and running for my life, with only one camera man who disappeared from view for most of the time while we were shooting - really brought me there, and for me it completely comes across and translates what I was wanted to explain visually.
Is there a message the video is trying to convey? / What do you hope people take away from watching the vid?
I hope that anyone who watches this and may experience the same things, wil,l ironically, not feel alone. That they might realize that the person who made this video feels that all the time, and that we can somehow come together in our loneliness and embrace what we go through, knowing that we are not the only ones who feel this way. I hope I can bring to light some mental health issues that alot of us face, and inspire others to create art and not be afraid to share what they feel. Creating this song and video have been the absolute highlight of my life so far - a song written about the darkest points of my life brought me to complete and utter happiness. I had never cried so many tears of joy until I left Iceland. I knew then that I was possible to find light from difficult experiences, and to find a reason in it all.