Flaunt Magazine interviewed Alex Cameron on September 15, 2017 and they released some polaroid footage from behind the scenes of music video Stranger’s Kiss. Read and view photos below.
ALEX CAMERON TAKES US DEEPER INTO THE STORY BEHIND “STRANGER’S KISS” VIDEO WITH EVOCATIVE POLAROIDS
Alex Cameron is an Australian singer-songwriter who mixes acting and music in the character-driven vein of singer/raconteurs like Tom Waits and David Bowie; in his case taking on the persona of a motel-hopping, down-and-out urbanite plying his music in the grimy streets of New York City. This tendency towards character and story allows Alex to create a unique aesthetic that ties his music and his videos together into beautifully damaged pieces of brilliant storytelling. His voice and style seem like a natural fit for Angel Olsen, an acclaimed American singer-songwriter who has had dreams of becoming a pop star since she was young, and made good on those dreams with a series of mournfully gorgeous records conjuring worlds of love lost and beauty in pain.
As expected, Cameron and Olsen’s voices blend harmoniously together in the duet for “Stranger’s Kiss.” What wasn’t expected was the beautifully strange storyline for the visuals that Cameron and director/actress Jemima Kirke created to pair with the song. Cameron, appearing as a hustling subway busker, stars in the music video alongside Kirke, Cameron’s down-and-out admirer, who combs the city frantically for the man she loves. In the video, Kirke starts off on her own, carrying a folded photo of Cameron, displaying it for others to see out in the streets of New York. She eventually finds the musician in the photo at the subway train station, essentially doing the same thing she was doing–attempting to grab the attention of pedestrians passing through. The strangers end up finding comfort in each other’s familiarity and share a “Stranger’s Kiss”.
We had Alex continue his vision for the video’s story with a series of polaroids paired with poetic, eerie captions that show a romance blooming out of desperation in the grimy cracks between the city’s facade:
Jemima’s about the same height as my mother. I’ve got the same look as her father. There’s nothing wrong with two strangers getting what they need out of each other.
The very talented musician Alex Cameron and also boyfriend of Jemima was interviewed by Rolling Stone (Australia) magazine and he mentions Jemima, see quotes below.
It’s been two years since Cameron set foot on Australian soil, where he started with esteemed electronica trio Seekae (who are still active). The closest thing he has to a home base these days is New York, the setting for his newfound romance with Girls actor Jemima Kirke.
“If we have five days off, we go to New York. We spend a lot of money on flights. Me and Roy both [have] romantic engagements in New York, and that’s a beautiful thing to have if you’re a touring musician, and you have a partner that tolerates that — or they have their own shit going on so they actually require you to be absent.”
Kirke directs and stars in the video for Cameron’s duet with Angel Olsen, “Stranger’s Kiss”, the shoot for which was captured by paparazzi. “A friend sent that through to me,” he marvels. “Jesus Christ, isn’t that fucking ridiculous?”
“She’s had a big impact on the visual direction of the record,” Cameron adds of Kirke.
“We rely heavily on the input of our vastly more intelligent partners. Women have been a huge impact on what we do as musicians and writers. We don’t have much money, we rely on people seeing that they can get something out of us in terms of creativity. I do feel like I’m in a decent place emotionally,” he concludes. “I feel very attached to love, and work.”
Jemima’s sister Domino has released a new song and music video called “Half-Blood” and it stars Domino and their brother Greg Morris. Spread the word!
Just days away from the release of her debut album, Beyond Waves, Domino Kirke has revealed a truly poignant video for her emotive track “Half-Blood,” that discusses the unique dynamic of “half”-siblings.
Featuring her own half-brother along with actor husband Penn Badgley and his half-sister, Kirke’s self-directed visual sees half-siblings across many different families come together to address their relationship — primarily how they don’t feel having only one parent in common affects their bond. The Brooklyn-based songwriter/singer, who you might also recognize as the sister of Girls’ Jemima Kirke, says the record helped her explore and come to terms with the differences between her half-brother and herself.
“I wanted to understand that connection in other half siblings too, so I invited friends and strangers alike to take part and tell their stories,” she tells PAPER of “Half-Blood.” “When I first found out my brother wasn’t “full blood”, I was confused – we’d grown up together since I was born. A brother or a sister can dramatically alter the way we see ourselves because they’re in league with us, rather than being our makers. They’re us. Was he less of my brother?”
“As adults, that space between us, and our differences, became glaringly more obvious, and understanding that was something I strived to do with this record,” Kirke continues. “Reconnecting with family and deepening the love that was always there was also a real goal. I told my brother things with this song that I could never say to him in person, and that was a real gift.”
Watch below and look out for available from August 25.
Source: Paper Magazine (US)
We have made captures from all the music videos Jemima has appeared in and we have also added several behind the scenes/on the set photos. You an also view all videos in the video archive!
Jemima Kirke was born April 26, 1985 in London, UK… which means that today, she celebrates her 32nd birthday!
On behalf of all of the fans, we’d like to wish Jemima a lovely birthday filled with love, cake and laughter!
Please feel free to leave any birthday messages for Jemima by commenting here, or, of course, by sending her a message via Twitter.
Also, to celebrate this day I’ve gone through all the photoshoot photos I’ve collected so far and you can now enjoy them all in the gallery!