The Artist Explains: Mysie - 'Fall Away'
London based artist Mysie talks to us about her her powerful single and music video, ‘Fall Away’, which explores the themes of change, toxic relationships and self worth. ‘Fall Away’ is taken from Mysie’s upcoming debut EP, ‘Chapter 11’ due for release 14th June.
Where was the video for 'Fall Away' filmed?
My director’s mum’s boyfriend’s place. He lived there since he was a kid, and it’s not changed much since then.
How does the video connect with the song?
Loss of love, pain, fear of loss, toxic relationships and cycles are universal. Dottie (the director) wanted to do it through the eyes of a broken family home. We have all been the children at that table at some point or another whether it be our own family or someone we love.
Do you have any behind the scenes stories you could share with us?
Justin (lead actor) was genuinely upset off camera because the chicken was unseasoned.
Can you tell us about the ideas/ themes/ imagery used?
Me and my co-director Dottie wanted to experiment with the musicality of the production. We played with movement, little minor details such as head turns, looks, snatch of the lighter.
The main theme throughout is fear of change. There is never a simple right or a wrong. We repeat our mistakes over and over again. How much do we ever change? Sometimes it’s the comfort for these cycles that means we never break from toxic ones we find ourselves in. The FEAR of changing our ways is scarier.
Is there a message the video is trying to convey?
It’s about choosing whether you want to resist and deny, or to accept and make a change. Don’t let fear of change impact your decisions. Break the cycle if it’s a toxic relationship. Know your worth.
Interview feature by Karla Harris