The Artist Explains: Nick Wilson - 'Let Me Hold You'
Where was the video for ‘Let Me Hold You’ filmed?
We shot the video in Brighton and London. We really loved the muted/filmic tone that Brighton beach gave us, and London felt like the right place to shoot some of the interior scenes.
How does the video connect with the song?
The song is about a relationship, and wanting to get past something that has gotten in the way; wanting to get back to how it was before. Bjorn our director perfectly encapsulated this feeling in the video, following a couple and their reaction to something coming between them.
Do you have any behind the scenes stories you could share with us?
It was actually a really really easy shoot! Nell and Fayez who played our couple really captured exactly what we wanted, and there weren’t any hiccups at all. Johnny (our director of photography) did leave the van with all the gear in unlocked on a busy road for a long time though...
Could you tell us about the ideas/ themes/ imagery used?
We knew we wanted to create something based off of human interaction, and something cinematic. The brief from me to the director was to make something that could feel like its own film. We wanted to show different stages of a relationship and how two people can be so close and then so far apart, but not really show exactly why.
Is there a message the video is trying to convey?
There isn’t really a message as such, we just wanted to create something that felt like you were really looking into these two people’s lives. I hope when people watch it they really just get taken into this world.