Los Angeles’ Santoros have been a mainstay to the LA lo-fi rock scene for years, regularly exploring collaborative projects with the tons of other thriving artists in the city’s close-knit creative community, including their new music video for the single “Girl,” which we are pleased to premiere.
With the enlisted help of well-known photographer and the visionary behind High Creatives, Jacquie Ray, and Psychedelia Entertainment‘s Esteban Gudino, Santoros’ new video follows the story of a woman who is seduced by a leather-clad temptress, and is inevitably drowned by her envious and mistrustful husband.
Ray, who not only wrote, but co-directed the video with Gudino, was approached by Santoros to put her dark and sexy spin on the surfy-tune.
“It was awesome to be brought into this project by Carlos from Santoros,” says Ray. “They trusted me to put a video together based on my style and the type of imagery I produce; it was a push to further develop what I work on. It’s a trippy feeling to see the stills I had envisioned in my head, turn into video footage. Even thought the lyrics and the story to this video are a little dark, it’s sexy too and I like weird, twisted and sexy.”
Amadeus recently shared an exclusive behind the scenes look into the making of “Girl,” where Ray assured us that the video wouldn’t have been possible without the eager and talented crew she worked with. Gudino, who also handled the cinematography and editing for the almost 5-minute clip, had this to say about the making of the video:
“The entire shoot was very interesting and fun to do. Everyone on set was excited to create magic from the start. I felt a good vibe all around, each of us – Jacquie and the actors – brainstormed ideas as we continued to switch locations and scenes. We didn’t have a set script, which I’m not used to – but it turned out to be in our favor because we were able to improvise a lot more. My experience with this group definitely brought a different creative side out of me, especially working with Jacquie. She is a talented photographer who brings out the best in everyone; her risque (non-sexual) nude photography played a big role in this shoot, so I had to adapt to that kind of style. With her unique ideas and my filming style I think our styles mixed in well. The look of the film included her vision of sexuality and fantasy, and my shots displayed the cinematic feel for the film which begs the viewer to feel something when they watch it.”
Watch Santoros’ new video for “Girl,” above.