Sunday, February 14, 2010

Charles Mehling for Corinne Bailey Rae, "Paris Nights / New York Mornings"

Charles Mehling's work in beauty advertising and his deep connection to the music scene come together flawlessly in the new music video for Corinne Baily Rae's latest single, "Paris Nights / New York Mornings". Mehling's dreamy portrait of the singer in the cafes and streets of Paris pairs seamlessly with the Rae's airy, uptempo melody. The single comes Rae's sophomore album "The Sea", described by Rolling Stone as "both reckoning and rebirth...Fragile arrangements — guitar, auto-harp, orchestra — suggest indie rock ("Are You Here") as much as R&B (the Isley Brothers-ish "Closer"). Rae celebrates love .... and confronts death with the greatest weapon: life, fully lived."