L.A. native and alt-pop artist ellie d. releases her atmospheric music video for her groovy single, "Bedtime." Creating music that notes her journey within her early 20s, ellie d. has always been one to find an infectious groove and deliver impeccable vibes through her authentic sound. With her latest music video for "Bedtime," we find ellie d. calmly performing amongst her living room, alongside a variety of other laidback and relaxed scenes. Her lyrical story is one we all know; she sings about walking alone to finally meet someone who will support her every endeavor. She's genuinely set the tone for young pop artists to follow.
The music video for "Bedtime" opens with an introspective ellie d. contemplating her love life while her shadow casts upon the wall behind. While she continues to sing about looking for someone to spend her days with, the brilliant and vibrant outdoor scenes during the evening/night perfectly enhance the heaviness she feels. Around the groovy hook, ellie d.'s smile shines as bright as the sun while basking in the city lights. Directed by Nick Paskhover and produced by Sophie Lewis, the team behind ellie d.'s music video "Bedtime" genuinely crafted this video with immaculate vibes for any listener can get down with.
Everything seems to flow and blend together well to create the vibe on "Bedtime," how did you manage to create such an appealing groove and texture with your performance?
So awesome you think that, thanks! This song started out as a simple progression on my guitar and very mellow, almost like a lullaby. Then Justin, my amazing producer, came in and brought it to life. We added a bit more groovy guitar and bass to really move the track along and make it flow. I wanted to keep the integrity of my original demo with the dream-like feel but make it pop a bit more. It sort of blends a few emotions and vibes into one which is exactly how I was feeling when I wrote the song…down at times but also hopeful! If you could pick the best scenery and mindset for your music to be enjoyed in, where would that be, and could you describe the experience in a few words?
Ooo I like this question! My music usually stems from times I’m alone and introspective. I would love my music to be enjoyed in places where thoughts run wild and you can let loose and enjoy yourself at the same time. I think the mindset and message in a lot of my music is that sometimes life is hard and shitty, but try to pull the positives out and stay hopeful. Whether it’s driving at sunset, with the windows down, the wind blowing, or late at night in your room reflecting on your experiences, I hope people can find something in each of my songs that relates to what they have been through. What fuels your talent and enthusiasm for infusing fresh approaches to every single that you release this year?
I just love experiencing the process of creating a song from the very start, bare-bones, to where it ends up in the end. It really excites me! I think I’m constantly feeling different emotions or thoughts every day, so I always feel like there is something new to write about. Sometimes I am feeling sassy or positive and sometimes I am feeling down and that’s ok. It’s human nature. I also don’t really write with a specific sound or genre in mind, I just see how I am inspired that day. I want my music and sound to be versatile. I have actually been experimenting a lot during the quarantine. Are you planning any collaborations or live streams for the end of the summer?
I will be doing an IG Live acoustic set next week! Still figuring out the exact time, but I will be posting about it on my Instagram! Other than that, no set plans because everything is constantly changing! I am working on a lot of new music, I will say that. Some for my artist project and some collabs with other writers and producers. I know the world is crazy right now, but music is keeping me somewhat grounded and giving me an outlet to channel my thoughts into.