SEDUCE THE HEAVEN brand new video clip for the song "REFLECTION" is released along with our debut album "Field Of Dreams". So I thought to take you behind the plot and the meaning behind it all.
As a song, "REFLECTION" is about dealing with pressure, pain, betrayal, bad situations and how all that have an effect on ourselves by the time. Meaning that we are reflections of our experiences and depending on how fine or wrong these experiences are, we change. We become either better or worse than before. But this is the general idea of the song. While making this video clip, we wanted to make it more concrete, moving around a specific story with specific characters facing certain situations. This way, the viewer can also concur with what the song is about more easily. So lets "break" the whole thing into pieces to explore it a bit better.
The Characters & Their Styling
Margianna Katsamatsa from LensOrama made the make up. My face got covered with a huge amount of white powder and we used black eye-liner to create signs like branches, thorns etc. We wanted Evil to look tempting enough but not 100% desirable so we put too much make up on, to look exaggerating. Boldly painted eyes, eyebrows and lips, all painted in black in contrast to the extremely white skin.
A red wig was also added to combine the two "evil colors", black and red. We wanted to present her as one special character and not be too similar with me. We wanted her to be something very extreme, to the point people would at first be amazed to see her but then would realize she is not really nice. In other words, we took her vanity to the edge.
The other two characters of the story are Elina and Marios. They could be a couple, two friends etc. They are types of every day people who are normally innocent and kind-hearted, warm to each other but when Evil steps between them for various reasons (people fight quite often, for example) things change. Elina is the typical sweet, kind girl and Marios is the typical brave, good guy. LensOrama styled Elina in a really girly dress, hair were left natural and the make up was really soft and natural too, to show the character's pureness in contrast with the Evil's extreme appearance. Marios was casually styled with his hair on wet look.
Scenes & General Plot
We chose to put all three characters in completely different environments that would point out some things about them. Evil is standing on a chess platform, pointing out her obsession to rule the game, have control and power over everything. Her realm is dark.
The mirror plays an important role as it symbolizes the relationship these two people are in. At the beginning they can both be seen in the mirror, however they both consider this relationship in different ways. For Elina the relationship is lovely, for Marios it is rather dull and grey. So then, the chance is given and Evil steps between them. She steals Marios, who disappears from the mirror.
Like in so many cases of our lives, when one has to step behind and let the facts unremarked and try to find ways to fix it by compromising, they both decide to give it a second chance and begin a strong effort to find each other. However difficulties occur again so they have to get over it all to be together again.
The Sphere is the last trial the couple is facing. It symbolizes the difficulties, the pain and anger, arrogance, angry words and fights, negativity etc. Separated from each other they try to break this sphere and when they finally manage it, Evil has lost the war. She fades into flames and we have a happy ending!
I hope you like the video clip and now that the plot is clearer to you, I hope that you enjoy it even more. Thank you for reading!