"Everybody Knows" Music Video Shoot
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About the Event
"Everybody Knows" is the second single to be released off my upcoming LP, Better Mess (June 2020). It's a serious take on the story also told in what will be the first single, "My Boyfriend." "My Boyfriend" is all about flaunting your confidence and self-worth in front of someone who thought they could belittle and take advantage of you. "Everybody Knows" reaches beneath that confidence to reveal a deep level of disappointment, having to ask for an apology you think you deserve but were never given. I was so hurt by the way things ended with a "friend" of mine. By the betrayal, the negativity - and of course - my lack of closure. So while sitting in a coffee shop on Hunington Avenue, I started writing down the apology note in his voice that I felt I deserved. The note was finished that night in my apartment as the song, "Everybody Knows."
After the falling out of any relationship, the people involved are not the only ones affected. A whole COMMUNITY can get involved. The circles of friends you shared, the people you met through one another, the acquiantances you now recognize on the street - word gets to them when the word is shocking enough. Wherever I went it seemed like people were approaching me, shaking their heads baffled by the stories, and without fail would say something along the lines of "He thinks that nobody knows. Everybody knows." And the message was starting to make its way to his brain that he couldn't say hi to my boss-ass friends anymore.
"And when I walk into the room I'm seeing pictures of you
Painted on the faces of your friends that I knew.
And when I walk into the party - their eyes are allows firing me down.
Everybody knows who I am
Everybody knows what I've done
And it's clear nobody here
Wants an explanation."
The video follows our apology note in his perspective 90% of the time - the camera follows him and I both entering the same party, all eyes on us in different ways and for different reasons. But the attention turns on him in the end, and our party of gazing individuals becomes an ARMY versus one (on the dancefloor *haay*). There will be very subtle "stomping" choreography and it's going to look BAD AF. I would like to invite each and every one of you to close this book with me. To stare down something that cannot control you, to lift your chin up and smile knowing you have the support of thousands when evil limply holds the support of one.
I have been unbreakable because of my friends, my support systems, my communities, and I need about 50 people to represent that community for 5 hours that day. Please come help, bring your friends to fill up the room. This video has been years in the making and I really need you to make it a success.
Reach out with all your questions and THANK YOU in advance. This story is gonna look beautiful.