TV star Jason Hughes appears in new video for Sadie Jemmett single
New Sadie Jemmett video for single Rescue Street features actor Jason Hughes from This Life!
British singer-songwriter ‘stars’ alongside This Life and Marcella actor Jason Hughes in video for new single set in Brighton, UK
Jemmett's Don’t Silence Me, released in March 2019, with a ground-breaking video became a rallying call for many women survivors from the #MeToo movement
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British singer-songwriter Sadie Jemmett’s new single Rescue Street tackles the complexities of a relationship where trust and mutual respect have broken down after an initial halcyon period when the couple’s love for each other burned brightly. It also touches on the human desire to keep looking for love regardless of how many times you might get burnt.
The video for the single, which lightly portrays the ups and downs of a love affair, also stars theatre and TV actor Jason Hughes (This Life, Marcella, Midsomer Murders) as the male counterpart to Sadie.
Sadie said the inspiration behind Rescue Street, which is the first track from her latest album Phoenix, released on TwoUpTwoDown Records-Absolute/Universal, was inspired by contemplating the human need for people to find love and friendship, but also the games we can play with each other and the disappointment when a relationship turns sour.
“When I wrote Rescue Street I was thinking a lot about the psychology of relationships and especially why communication can break down after an initial period of intensity. I also drew on mine and friends’ experiences of internet dating, which can move very fast and end up being very disappointing, and yet, we still go back in search of love and connection, which is a wonderfully human thing,’’ said Sadie.
She sings “on Rescue Street we play our games, at first we save and then we blame” and “I’ll say I’m yours, / oh please be mine, then I’ll get bored on Rescue Street” / But we’re all going down to Rescue Street / gonna see who’s around on Rescue Street”
The video was shot in and around Brighton by award-winning young filmmaker Molly Hughes, with help from cameraman Alex Smith. Whilst filming, the pair had to battle with the storms that battered Britain in early 2020 to capture a couple’s relationship that was also hitting the rocks.
Molly said of the experience: “I was inspired by the song’s story of connection and relationships, we took the idea of movement and utilised Brighton’s quirky colourful streets and buildings in the lanes and on the seafront.”
Actor Jason Hughes, who can currently be seen on BBC iPlayer in the complete series of Channel 4s, ground-breaking drama This Life, where he plays young lawyer Warren Jones, took time out of his busy schedule to star in the video, and perfectly captured the angsty mood of the song.
Rescue Street was produced by Grammy-nominated producer Joby Baker (Cowboy Junkies, The Wailin Jennys) along with the rest of the tracks on Phoenix.
The first single from Sadie’s third studio-album was Don’t Silence Me, released in March 2019, with a ground-breaking video that has achieved over 141k views on social media and became a rallying call for many women survivors from the #MeToo movement.
Both songs, and indeed the whole album, reflect Sadie’s strengths as a unique and original songwriting talent, whether it’s tackling politically and socially aware issues or writing classic love songs with the age-old theme of ‘Girl meets Boy’.
Rescue Street will be released on 17 April on all major platforms, for more information on this release and to request images/interviews contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Sadie Jemmett’s extraordinary songs reflect a remarkable life, from a wildly bohemian childhood and teenage runaway to her role today as one of the most original singer-songwriters to excite our ears in many years.
Sadie’s latest album Phoenix was released June 2019 on TwoUpTwoDown Records/Absolute Universal and produced and recorded by Joby Baker (Cowboy Junkies, The Waylin’ Jennys) on Vancouver Island, Canada.
‘Don’t Silence Me’, the critically acclaimed single and music video from the album has already made international headline news on both CBS and the BBC and has been hailed as ‘ A powerful Anthem for the #metoo movement’ .
Sadie’s first album,‘The Blacksmith’s Girl’, was mixed and produced in Los Angeles by Grammy winner David Bianco (Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash). The album was released in autumn 2011 to critical acclaim on Wildflower Records, the label run by American folk legend Judy Collins, with whom Sadie has toured the UK .
London Love Songs, Sadie’s second album, was recorded partly at the legendary Abbey Road Studios, London.
In 2018 Sadie released ‘These Days: Live At The Green Note’ earning a four-star review in Maverick Magazine.
Source Two Up Two Down Records
March 25, 2020 10:05am ET by Two Up Two Down Records