Unintended consequences & coming alive
April 2019 I met J.Prep at a meeting with a producer in LA. Neither of us ended up working with that producer (yet 😏) but an unintended positive consequence of that trip was our serendipitous introduction and the birth of this remix. May 2019 I filmed the original 'Girls Like Me' music video and this nighttime footage was a part of that two day shoot. Once the original 'Girls Like Me' video went into post-production, I ended up scrapping the nighttime scene from the edit because it didn't quite fit the vibe of what quickly conspired to be a world of quirky, green screened jellyfish in space. A couple weeks following that edit, J.Prep sent me the first draft of this remix & it almost immediately inspired something in me to utilize that nighttime footage as an accompanying visual. ...every time I enter into a new creative project, I never know what the finish line will look like or if there will ever even be a finish line at all. I never thought about trying to release any remixes of my songs until I met J.Prep, I never knew how I could utilize that unused footage until J.Prep sent me his remix and I never knew how I'd ever have the time to sit down and edit those two components together until my year of tour plans screeched to a halt at the mercy of a global pandemic. I don't have a real zinger of wisdom or anything profound with this story... Just wanted to share as food for thought; a small anecdote of how stars, that I didn't see, willed themselves to align and gave a little remix and video the power to come alive. I rarely know what I'm doing but it's always exciting to find out. Hope you enjoy this video.
"Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is more people who have come alive" -Howard Thurman