The video for singer-songwriter Ivywild’s new single, “Start it Over Again,” will be unveiled at a Watch Party on August 15, 2022 at 9:00 PM EST on his YouTube channel.
For this video, Ivywild collaborated with world-renowned videographer and animator Tee Ken Ng, whose animations have been recognized for their inventiveness and for pushing the boundaries of the medium.
Tee Ken Ng’s distinctive cinematic style has earned him a devoted following and commissions from Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Netflix, Hermès, Perrier, Virgin, Honda and Toyota. Ng has directed music videos for Tim Minchin, Los Angeles-based band Tune-Yards and four-time Grammy Award winner Jacob Collier. His work has been screened at festivals around the world.
The video for “Start it Over Again” uses practical in-camera effects that create the illusion of a portal to another era, making Ivywild look like a heroine in a 1920s silent film.
“For [this] video,” says Ng, “I wanted to play with time in a physical way, manipulate it and interact with it. I showed Ivywild some experiments I had done rotating an iPhone while it played a clip from an old Buster Keaton movie, which I animated so it rotated in an opposite rotation to the phone . This created an interesting game where the player tries to rotate the phone at a precise speed in order to keep Buster’s rotating video in the right direction. Ivywild felt this element of sliding in and out of time was a perfect fit for “Start It Over Again,” a song about our relationship with time and our desire to control and undo its course. »
Audiences can follow Ivywild’s Facebook (@ivywildfanpage) and Instagram (@therealivywild) pages to interact first-hand with the spinning phone video and see behind-the-scenes content from Tee Ken Ng’s animation process.
Ivywild is the alter ego of Grammy-winning opera singer Jessica E. Jones, who won a Grammy for “Best Opera Recording” for her work on composer Mason’s The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs. Bates in 2018. Jessica has performed with opera companies, orchestras and in musical theater productions around the world.
She began developing projects for Ivywild in 2020, while traveling with her husband and dogs across the country in an RV. Along the way, she’s had plenty of time to reflect on who she is as an artist, explore her creativity, and get back to writing her own music.
Ivywild began releasing singles for her debut EP (Sapphire Records/KMG), in December 2021. Since then, she has achieved over 50,000 streams and downloads. Ivywild’s music is available on all major streaming services.
More information can be found at ivywild.com.
IVYWILD is the alter ego of Grammy Award-winning opera singer, Jessica E. Jones. IVYWILD’s atomic music is not classical and dives into a world of electronic sounds, lo-fi pop, EDM, hip hop, psychedelic rock, progressive pop, r&b, folk and of synth wave. IVYWILD is a revolution against typographic casting and a tribute to all the voices bubbling inside an artist’s mind and yearning to come out. Take a walk on the IVYWILD side at ivywild.com.
Tee Ken Ng is an award-winning director, videographer, graphic designer and animator based in Perth, Australia. His animations are known for their inventiveness and for pushing the boundaries of the medium. His innovative and distinctive filmmaking style expresses his openly inquisitive spirit, warmth and humor, and has earned him a devoted following and subsequent commissions from global clients such as Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Netflix, Hermès, Perrier, Virgin, Honda and Toyota. Ng has directed music videos for Tim Minchin, Los Angeles-based band Tune-Yards and four-time Grammy Award winner Jacob Collier. His work has screened at festivals around the world and has been featured by Apple, Juxtapoz Magazine, BuzzFeed, Mashable, Huffington Post, Shutterstock, George Takei Presents, Daily Dose of the Internet and My Modern Met. “Leaving LA”, a major exhibition of his work at the Art Gallery of Western Australia was presented by the Perth Festival in 2021. More information can be found at teekenng.com.