NASHVILLE, TN — Indie folk singer/songwriter Alicia Blue (aliciablue.com) recently released the first single/video off her upcoming EP, “Inner Child Work,” which is set for release July 15th via Magnetic Moon. Dog Days in LA is about Blue’s realization that she didn't yet have her life in California figured out.
"Each song on ‘Inner Child Work’ is really just about the difficulty of navigating this life and not having all the proper tools to live it in the most successful way," she explains. "And by successful, I mean the ‘healthiest.’ I like to think that getting this all out helps me in some way.”
The new music video was directed by Tyler Dunning Evans, and was shot in and around the outskirts of Los Angeles and Joshua Tree. In the video, Blue rides around in a convertible - top down - with the warm California air washing over her and creating a pleasurable sensory overload. Imagery of the LA skyline and picturesque cityscapes surround her.
"For Dog Days In LA, we rolled with a pretty light setup since we were constantly chasing daylight over our two-and-a-half-day shoot,” director Evans explains. A Sony A7Siii with a Sony 24mm GM lens on a Tilta Alien car mount was used for the shoot. In addition, a few shots were captured using a handheld Ronin, all with the goal of achieving simplicity for each scene. “Post was all done in Adobe Premiere,” Evans notes.