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Kelly Padrick’s new music video for the single Radiance will be launched worldwide on Thursday February 5th, 2015 at 12pm E.T. on YouTube, Vimeo, and DailyMotion.
Radiance is Kelly Padrick’s 8th video collaboration with award-winning director-producer Patricia Chica known for her psychological horror and comically gruesome shorts: the Ripe N’ Bloody segment from the Soska’s Massive Blood Drive PSA 2015, Ceramic Tango, and Serpent’s Lullaby, among others.
"Radiance was written as a positive song about love, and I felt the concept of the video should mirror the hopeful and spiritual themes of the lyrics,” says Padrick. “This is Kelly Padrick’s most luminous music video to date,” adds Patricia Chica. “Moreover, this is a tale about ‘enlightenment’ and ‘brilliance’ rather than ‘darkness,’ which had been a recurrent theme in our previous videos. This time, I wanted the style to be elegant and straightforward, not bloody, sexual or fetish like our previous videos, and have the ‘radiance’ really come across through the characters and the imagery,” she concluded. Jonathan Tremblay colorized the textured cinematography by Martin Bouchard in Montreal. Radiance is set at a manor located in the enchanting Laurentian Mountains of Quebec, Canada. The music video shows an elegant woman played by Padrick who is worshiped by her radiant lover, played by Quebecois actor Eric Benton. Radiance is a love song that presents a message of hope for the listener to believe their radiance is in the way
An unexpected event happened during the filming of the garden scene, when a giant dragonfly landed on Kelly’s dress and stayed by her side during the takes of her singing. Instead of pushing it away, the director decided to incorporate this serendipitous moment into the story, and asked the crew to send energetic love and gratitude to the little creature whom they named “Alex.” Alex cooperated with the team for two hours, and when the filming of the scene was over, it flew away. “Magic happens when you are led by flexibility and allow improvisation into your creative space,” says director Patricia Chica.
@KellyPadrick has released five full length CDs; H a z e, Carmine Street, Hello My Love, Soulmate, and Dear Love, as well as three EPs; The Brooklyn Hours, The Kind of Girl, and her most recent EP Radiance. “Pizza and Fairytales,” a haunting love song, was featured in the Fox Searchlight movie Trust the Man. “Ties That Bind” and “The Brooklyn Hours” were both used prominently in ABC's Desperate Housewives promos during the 2010 season. In 2013, MTV used “Girl On” for their new show Big Tips Texas. Kelly’s music can be found on iTunes, Amazon, iHeartRadio, Spotify, and Pandora.
(www.KellyPadrick.com) @PatriciaChica has directed, produced and edited all of Kelly Padrick’s clips since 2006 as well as over 50 hours of programming including award-winning horror/fantasy shorts, darkly sexy music videos, and edgy documentaries. She is known for her sensitive approach to character and the way she uses energy within her creative process in order to achieve a compelling, sensual, and empowered performance from the artists she collaborates with