VIDEO: Emma-Jean Thackray – Make Do

Mela Murder from the video for Emma-Jean Thackray's Make Do

Emma-Jean Thackray premieres the first video from her new EP.

I listened through Emma-Jean Thackray’s EP Ley Lines a couple of Sundays ago and it was time well spent. Accentuating that is the first video from the EP for Make Do.

Isolde Penwarden directed the visuals with an all-female team starring actress and choreographer Mela Murder. It’s shot in a single take with choreography from Murder and a cameo from her child Amethyst. The synergy of a gradually opening shot and a gradually opening composition is fitting and necessary. Make Do’s grumbling bass line takes prominence over searing horns and disparate Linn drums with the flowing movements of Murder.

In a way, the audiovisual spectacle is like a growth with the final moments showing a young child as the result. I don’t know whether that motif was intentional but it works.

Stream it below.

(via The Vinyl Factory)

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About Luke Alex Davis

Luke Davis is a music producer and editor of music blog Sampleface. In his spare time, he enjoys watching tennis and football and reading.

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