Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Video: “Like a Light,” first video from Jessie Frye’s album Fireworks Child
The extras were Frye's friends, filmed in her backyard.
Denton singer/songwriter Jessie Frye has been on our radar for some time. She caught our eye when she opened for Pat Benatar in August 2010, and she's been popping up ever since. Her songs are warm and catchy, yet she comes across as unassuming in others.
Frye's latest video, "Like a Light," the first video from her new album Fireworks Child and the main radio single, combines that unassuming air with a strength that builds toward the end of the song. She goes from wearing a drab gray coat in the beginning of the video to a masquerade ball by the end, and we watch her blossom through it all. The inspiration of the song is to access your inner self, and Frye chose to play that out through the metaphor of stumbling upon a group of masked people at a party.
The video was directed by Cameron Smith, a twentysomething director from Burleson who works for Retrofuture Films. It was shot partly in Frye's backyard and partly in downtown Fort Worth. The money to pay for the video -- about $2,000 -- was raised via Kickstarter, and most of the extras were friends. "Look closely and you'll catch a lot of Dentonites!" Frye said.