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HUNGER PREMIERE: Escape with Rose Gray’s new short film for ‘High Again’

Press play on the Harris Dickinson-directed visuals...

Back with her velvety tones is Rose Gray, Walthamstow’s finest musical offering. A hazy follow up to her debut EP, Blue, Lately, ‘High Again’ is a tale of escapism: ‘’I wrote ‘High Again’ in the middle of summer”, Rose explains, “There was this magic energy in London at the time that I wanted to capture in my next song. I had a crazy few weeks with my friends which was fun, but still everything felt a bit fucked up – like the song I guess. Partying around London and running away with our feelings – and that was ok…”

Effortlessly blending soul and conversational poetry, Rose Gray’s unique songwriting evokes an old-time vibe not often found in the new releases of today. Mirroring this ethereal presence in the visuals, actor Harris Dickinson directed a visceral short film to capture ‘High Life’. “We made a little film in one night”, Rose explains to HUNGER, “It’s super simple but feels close to the song and what I wrote it about.”

Neon-lit and full of intrigue, the video follows Rose’s character along a night quest delivering a disco ball: “I wanted to create a character that Rose could step into for this video”, Harris Dickinson tells us, “taking us on a journey through London at night”. Referencing the works of Lynne Ramsay, Andrew Arnold and Claire Denis, Harris’ creation aimed to create something that “encapsulated the end of a film”, blending “elements of danger, unease and hedonism together  [to create] this little world.”

Press play on the new video below, and follow Rose Gray here.

15 November 2019