Many know her as the soulful lead with powerhouse vocals that soar over The Material’s infectious pop rock or as the voice of Colleen Moreaux on deadmau5′ Drop The Poptart, but now the multi-faceted Colleen D’Agostino has unleashed another dimension of who she is as an artist. Colleen’s solo venture, With Beating Hearts, is her creative playground to explore a world of music she’s always felt a connection with–’80s-inspired electro-pop. Her new EP, The Wolves, dropped last week, and we’ve got the exclusive premiere of the music video for EP single Drag Me Down here today.
Drag Me Down is a beautifully emotive song in and of itself, but the video adds an extra layer of angst that the vocal originally sets up, showing Colleen stranded in a desolate, snow-laden forest. When we asked Colleen about the concept and production of the video, she had this to say:
“Every time I write a song, I see a little video playing inside my head. I knew from the beginning that I wanted to do a video for Drag Me Down in the woods, and I knew I had to call my talented friend Raul to direct it. Raul and I have worked on three other videos together and he is by far the most creative director I have ever worked with. We’ve shot videos under water and upside down in cars, so I knew he would have some cool ideas for this one. We ended up renting a cabin in Big Bear to shoot this video and we had a blast with the crew despite shooting during Big Bear’s first snow storm of the year, at night, in nine degree weather. We almost didn’t make it up the mountain, but it was so worth it!”