Over the last few years, Auckland, New Zealand based singer/songwriter and producer Fazerdaze (Amelia Murray) has been quietly impressing with her wistful and dreamy bedroom guitar-pop songs. Over the course of June and July, Fazerdaze and her live band will be touring through the UK with English band Big Deal. In celebration of this, she's just unveiled the music video for her single 'Little Uneasy'. Below she explains the story behind the video and the song.
"I had this simple idea for a music video of a girl skating down a street singing a song. I liked the idea of the landscape constantly unraveling itself and the idea that the skater can see what’s coming next but the viewer can't. I guess out of practicality the girl ended up being me.
"My friend, Garth Badger, heard of my idea and really wanted to shoot it. It was really quick and simple; he leant me his board and we did a few takes one Sunday before we ran out of light. I had my friend Gen driving the car, and my boyfriend Gareth sweeping stones off the road (you can see him in the video). It's my first video so it was really important for me to have my friends around.
"We shot it in Hobsonville, which is a new subdivision north west of Auckland. I guess because Auckland is becoming so populated these days, strange new suburbs seem to spring out of nowhere. They feel so strange and eerie because they haven’t really been worn in yet. We really liked how Hobsonville looked visually too; glorious palm trees next to demolished buildings, construction fences along the side of the road and these massive aircraft hangar buildings with trees in big pot plants.
I wrote the song about trying to be ok with uncertainty, and being kind to yourself in those times while you figure out what the heck you’re even doing. So with that, I quite like how I’m not too confident on the skateboard, I'm a bit unsure of myself and I feel that works with the song lyrically.
Fazerdaze UK June/July tour dates w/ Big Deal
- Jun 06 Brudenell Games Room, Leeds
- Jun 07 King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
- Jun 08 Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
- Jun 09 Soup Kitchen, Manchester
- Jun 10 The Bullingdon, Oxford
- Jun 11 The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
- Jun 13 The Boileroom, Surrey
- Jun 14 Joiners, Southampton
- Jun 15 Oslo, London
- Jun 17 The Winchester, Bournemouth
- Jun 18 The Hope & Ruin, Brighton
- Jun 19 The Louisiana, Bristol
- Jul 23 Bungalows and Bears, Sheffield