Rouge are back with a new single – Myself – and a brilliant new self-produced video featuring the talented Polly Shields as the lead character. Shot almost entirely on a GoPro camera with a DIY bodycam contraption made by yours truly.
Mostly shot in one long day, the video chronicles the day in the life of a girl – from getting up in the morning, her thoughts, journey throughout London to a psychedelic night out in a club.
The song is the first release from the upcoming EP, the name of which I cannot divulge just yet. We launched the single on the 18th of February via a exclusive limited edition hard-copy hand-made Rouge-style release at a major gig at Nambucca in London. All 100 copies are unique, made by Becky Wixon, signed by the band and include a single artwork and a print with a written message. These can be purchased on the band’s website for £2 + postage.
Recorded at Snap! Studios, the new single showcases the band’s continuing musical growth with more complex arrangements, harmonies and textures. I will do a full blog post closer to the EP’s release about the tracking and mixing process with photos from the studio. But in the meantime, please enjoy and share this video, buy the single and come down to see Rouge play live!