“Lie To Me” was the first single and video I released from “Love Fuelled Hate”. With almost everything I've created I get a crazy ambitious idea but then have to find a way to make it on a shoe-string budget. I sent my friend and insanely talented director Nate Camponi the song, a mood-board and a brief and we bounced ideas back and forth for a few weeks. In the end many friends were called and favours brought in but it’s a total miracle that Nate Camponi, his team and I were able to pull this off!
My manager and I left London at 7am with 2 suitcases filled with clothes and drove up to Manchester where we’d been given access to an incredible film studio. It was a seriously impressive sight when we arrived and saw the car and all the lights for the first time.
Shooting in a real-life city with neon lights at night would've been virtually impossible, especially on my budget..so we faked it by taking the car into a film-studio (see the behind-the-scenes video below). There were people vigorously shaking the car to make it look like it was moving, others artfully swinging lights to make it look like we were passing through tunnels and someone with a handheld water-spray to give the illusion of rain. Honestly I can't thank the crew enough!
The video and photos below pretty much tell the whole story - excluding the fact we ate nothing and didn't get home til after 4am...in fact, we nearly didn't get back at all with my manager driving on the wrong side of the road, picking up speeding tickets and going through red lights. But as I said, this whole shoot was a miracle!