Director | 2018 | Music Video
Loud + Clear is a single from Jess Starreveld’s upcoming album of the same title. It was originally conceived as a response to the inhumane way asylum seekers have been treated in Australia.
Although Jess wrote the song several years ago, the world is still seeing the mistreatment of asylum seekers today. There are also many other groups in our community who are experiencing discrimination, and Jess’s intention is to highlight the many incredible people in our society who wish to change this by becoming a voice for the voiceless.
The music video was filmed at COMMUNE in Sydney, and joining Jess on vocals and keys are musicians Daniele Montarulo on violin and Harry Brus on bass. The clip also features fellow artists and advocates L Fresh The Lion, Thaylia, Bree Young, Ravi Prassad and Kitty Pang.
Developing the project was a wonderfully collaborative process, combining the art forms of music and film to underline the message of the song. It’s a thrill to see audiences resonate with the music video, with the hope that it speaks out for those in our community who can’t.
The original track for Loud + Clear was produced by the very talented Michael McGlynn at Vienna People.