Promonews - 27th Aug 2021

Lisette Donkersloot's second video for NAO - following the splendid Messy Love - the songstress occupies another near-abstract space that reflects the sentiments of the song.

For Wait, a song which is an intimate look at how mistakes grow in a relationship, we see NAO against a blacked-out background on a small floral island. Then her body and others become islands themselves in this space, creating landscapes as they appear in varying sizes and proportions.

“For this video I wanted to create a landscape out of body parts," confirms Donkersloot. "Over the course of the beautifully-sung ballad the camera travels through a water surface, past several tableau of NAO in different scales/proportions mimicking elements of a landscape, where she will star as the mountains, the rocks, landshore and also a human on land surrounded by water.” 

After a while, the sky turns into a beautifully gradient colour and NAO emerges as all landscapes at once, creating a gorgeous surrealistic dreamscape. Another wonderful example of the director creating a graphic sensibility that is perfectly attuned to the artist and her performance.

PRO Credits


DirectorLisette Donkersloot
ProducerLauren Mills
Production CompanyCaviar
Executive ProducerDaniella Manca
Executive ProducerSorcha Shepherd
1st ADGeorge O'regan
Director of PhotographyAaron Reid
1st ACMurat Akyildiz
2nd ACJack Lightfoot (camera dept)
Jib OperatorJoe Mcnally
Production designerAsh Halliburton
HairEdmund Bossman
Make-upMata Marielle
StylistRamario Chevoy
Costume designerMaya Scarlette
EditorDave Warren
Editing companyNomad
VFXMartin Goodwin
VFXRob Peacock
ColouristFelipe Szulc
CommissionerKat Cattaneo
LabelSony Music
Other creditsNails (NAO): Jade Ford Body Models: Rita Asante, Kenny, Nassie B Backdrop: Tishk Barzanji Artist mgmt: Sam Stubbings @ Native Management Thanks: Jo Wallace & Salvador Gomez-Lopez

Promonews - 27th Aug 2021

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