Facebook R&B crooner Mario has been relatively quiet on the music front for…
- Posted on Aug 17th 2009 11:00AM by Steve Baltin
Heap is rectifying everything by giving Devlin the opportunity to showcase her talent on a much more enduring scale. Devlin directed the video for 'First Train Home' -- the first single from Heap's new album, 'Ellipse' -- a pairing that came about the night of the IMAX film. "Also my friend Mika had worked with Es on a stage set design, so I had two kinds of people on the same night who knew her very well," Heap recalls. "So I ended up chatting to her and it turns out she's a fan and she really liked one of the ones I'd done with Nitin and she was really into my music and I just said, 'We have to do something together.'"
"This is her first directing video and so it was a bit of a kind of a challenge for both of us," Heap continues. "Es had never made a video before, but I knew we had a great relationship. I really like her as a person, I think she's a genius creative person and I just thought, 'Two girls together...' I've never been directed by a girl either and I thought we could do something really great together."
According to Heap, having a woman director made some things easier. "She's an amazing woman and I felt very at ease around her, I felt I could talk to her on the level of even my body and making sure I was happy with the way I looked and just being able to be very open with her," Heap says. "But if you talk to a man about any kind of woman-y thing they slightly twist around awkwardly." In fairness, Heap gets that. "I'm equally awkward when a man talks to me around man things." Enjoy the exclusive premiere of 'First Train Home' below.