The Artist Explains: JC Stewart - 'Have You Had Enough Wine?'
We chat to JC Stewart about his intimate single and visuals for ‘Have You Had Enough Wine?’, which depicts the challenges in continuing to communicate at the end of a breakup conversation.
Where was the video for ‘Have You Had Enough Wine?' filmed?
It was filmed at a really cool spot that i’d never been to before called Clapton Country Club. I’m not going to lie to you, country club is a bit of a stretch. It is an amazing place though with loads of art studios and a sick restaurant where we filmed some of the scenes. Definitely recommend checking it out.
How does the video connect with the song?
The video tries to recreate the actual moment where the lyrics came from. “Have you had enough wine? Have you had a good time? Have I ruined your life? I didn’t mean to” is the lyric that the song revolves around and is about the conversation at the end of a breakup where you both know it’s over but are trying to end it in a ‘grown up’ way instead of letting it decent into chaos but, ultimately, it arrives there anyway.
Do you have behind the scenes stories you could share with us?
I think that funniest part of filming the video was the scene where Charlotte Craven (who starred in the video) is screaming at me across the table. We got on really well but it was a funny contrast when we were actually filming it as she was fully going for me and I was miming a love song to her. She had this whole backstory made up and was properly screaming in my face. It was so hard to keep it together
Can you tell us about the ideas/ themes/ imagery used?
We really wanted to go for a classic feel with this video. The minimalism and simplicity of the shots was used to direct the viewer to the song and the lyrics rather than them getting too lost in the visuals. It was too compliment the song rather than take the lead. I think the director nailed this aspect.
What is the message the video is trying to convey?
My main thing when writing and singing the song is that there is power in simplicity. The lyric is simple, the production is simple and the video is simple but in my opinion, it still carries a great weight.
Interview feature by Karla Harris