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Exclusive: Go Behind the Scenes of Colette Carr's New Music Video for 'Why Are You Leaving' featuring Kev Nish


Colette Carr takes viewers behind the scenes of her new music video and talks a little more about some of the special effects that bring her vision for the song fully to life. Like I wrote earlier, the video shows footage of the Carr walking down downtown LA's gritty streets while animated street art adds a dose of color to the somber scenery.

She told me, "I completely saw the scene in my head when I worked on the song. When we talked about the treatment I thought it would be really to cool to have street art featured as well. I wanted the street art to move to make the point that everything was alive except for how I was feeling."

In the behind-the-scenes video, director Mikey Easterling and visual effects artist Ramon Boutviseth step in front of the green screen to explain how they created some of the video's most memorable moments. Carr explains, "We really wanted to create visuals that represented the hook of the song. There's for example one scene in the video where a girl lets go of a balloon. It represents the idea of 'Why Are You Leaving' in a certain way. She lets go of the balloon but she doesn't want it to go."

Carr collaborator Kevin Nish from Far East Movement makes a cameo in the video as well talking alongside Colette about his feature on "Why Are You Leaving." ((Download Colette Carr's "Skitso Part 1" and "Skitso Part 2" EPs on iTunes now. In related Far East Movement news, make sure to watch the group perform their new single "Turn Up The Love" on Jay Leno's Tonight Show on Monday.)

February 6, 2013 | Permalink