Archive for year: 2018
Well before Cara Delevingne made her big-screen debut, in 2012’s Anna Karenina, she was a music video star: She made her tiny-screen debut in 2010, in Bryan Ferry’s “You Can Dance.” But not since her turn in the Taylor Swift revenge fantasy “Bad Blood,” in 2015, had Delevingne lent her talents to another musician’s song (her own video for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets aside)—until this week, when the Spencer Lee Band unveiled the visual accompaniment for “River Water,” a track off the band’s recently released self-titled debut album.
Before Spencer Lee got his big break as the frontman of his eponymous band, signing with superstar manager Scooter Braun, he was homeless. Sleeping on a blown up mattress in the back of his car, Lee wrote the lyrics to his song “River Water,” when he was living on the streets of LA. “Fuck being homeless. It sucks,” Lee says about the single, “I want people to keep fighting the good fight. This is for all of them still out in those streets at night.”
It is from this personal experience that the video for “River Water” was born. In her most moving performance to date, model and actress Cara Delevingne portrays a the life of a homeless woman coping with addiction. Digging through dumpsters, busking for a few quarters, and sleeping in the gutter, Delevingne deals with heartbreaking hardship after hardship in a way that feels very raw and vulnerable.
Billboard: Cara Delevingne Is a Homeless Drug Addict in The Spencer Lee Band’s Harrowing ‘River Water’ Video: Watch04 Oct 2018/Filed in: Press
Cara Delevingne brings awareness to homelessness in The Spencer Lee Band’s new music video for their song “River Water,” released Wednesday.
The video stars Delevingne, 26, as a homeless drug addict fighting her inner-demons on the streets and struggling to reclaim her life.
“River Water” is extremely personal for the band’s frontman Spencer Lee, who wrote the lyrics to the song when he was homeless in LA before he was discovered by manager Scooter Braun. Reflecting on his strong connection to the song and reclaiming ownership of his past, Lee ends the music video with simple text that reads, “Her story is my story.”
People: Cara Delevingne Sheds Light on Homelessness in The Spencer Lee Band’s ‘River Water’ Music Video03 Oct 2018/Filed in: Press
The Spencer Lee Band is painting a vivid picture of frontman Spencer Lee’s past days of living on the streets of Los Angeles in their new music video for their single “River Water,” where his experience is portrayed by model-actress Cara Delevingne.
“I was homeless in these L.A. streets when I wrote ‘River Water,’” he says in a press release about the single. “F— being homeless. It sucks. I want people to keep fighting the good fight. This is for all of them still out in those streets at night.”
After co-writing songs for the likes of Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Post Malone, DNCE and others, Freddy Wexler is introducing the world to another artist — Jackson Penn.
Who also happens to be Wexler himself.
Penn — whose new single “Babylon” is premiering exclusively below via its video — is the artist alter ego for Wexler, a name that just “popped out.” He has a “full body of work” ready to come out under the moniker, hopefully this year, and is happy to be returning to what he set out to do in music in the first place…
Spencer Lee has a big voice out of little Fort Scott, Kansas, and the major backing that will get it heard. We spoke on the phone last week — now 25, he was raised in a small town and literally scouted as a teen: after someone saw him perform at a local talent show, they called up the grocery store where he worked, suggested he come out to L.A. to work on music, and he quit on the spot…
Jackson Penn is the pen name for songwriter Freddy Wexler, one of pop’s true hidden talents. Freddy has co-written songs for, Selena Gomez, Lil Wayne, Wyclef Jean, Kanye West, Demi Lovato, Martin Garrix, Steve Aoki and more, a dexterous but instantly recognisable voice. Working on solo material as Jackson Penn, he refuses to be hemmed in, with his emotive material displaying a personal edge…
L.A.’s Jackson Penn, aka successful songwriter/producer Freddy Wexler, manages to capture a pretty magical love story in the video for his song “Streetlights on Mars.” It features the singer and his real life wife Olivia on a cozy L.A. date featuring some weed, burgers, and — plot twist — a stolen car. The video, which is a trailer for his upcoming project The Autobiography of Jackson Penn, was shot by Andrzej Sekula and creative directed by Francesco Corrazzini…
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