Watch Nerina Pallot's new video for 'Man Didn't Walk On The Moon' exclusively on hmv.com
Nerina Pallot has unveiled her new video for 'Man Didn't Walk On The Moon' and you can see it below, exclusively on hmv.com.
The single is taken from the singer's new album Stay Lucky, which is released on October 13th and is available to pre-order on the right-hand side of the page.
Stay Lucky is Pallot's fifth album and the follow-up to 2015's The Sound And The Fury. It features guest appearances from Bright Light Bright Light and former Suede man Bernard Butler.
We spoke to Pallot about the video, working with director James Webber and her plans for the album...
How did you come up with the idea for the video?
"Initially, we had planned to set the video in a roller disco but it was incredibly hard to find the right venue and then enough actors who could roller skate well too! But I was determined to do something a little different for the video which is also why I chose to work with James Webber who makes short films rather than music videos. He came up with the idea of a one take with different actors weaving a narrative out of the lyrics. Really it was all driven by James in that regard. I wanted to work with him precisely because he wouldn't come at the music video like a music video director but rather like a film director."
You did the video in one take, that must have made for a stressful shoot...
"Not at all! It was actually the most fun I've ever had on a shoot because we were basically just partying (without alcohol though) all afternoon and there were tons of us on set so the atmosphere was amazing. We did it on a teeny budget as well so it required a lot of goodwill and spirit which everyone brought in spades. And the nature of the one take meant that everyone really focused whenever the camera was on."
Where was the song written? What’s it about?
"I wrote the song in London, but it's really like a memory snapshot of being in my teens and going to the roller disco in Jersey where I grew up. I remember having a huge thing for one particular boy, finally getting to be alone with him at a party and being really disappointed when all he did was talk about conspiracy theories (like man not walking on the moon) when all I wanted him to do was snog my face off. He did eventually snog my face off but I also had to endure a running commentary on that book 'The Holy Blood and The Holy Grail' and how Jesus had a kid and by that time I was already going off him."
Your new album Stay Lucky is due out later this year, how does the album move on from what you’ve done in the past?
"I don't think it does move on, it just moves sideways. Actually, it's a bit more old school than my last album, which was quite electronic. It's basically the album equivalent of comfort food. I hope it sounds like a Sunday roast and apple crumble because 2016, the year I made it in, was so weird and hard and I just needed to make music to make myself feel better. It's for hiding under the duvet and binge eating chocolate to."