Interview

Play It Again: Sunshine & The Blue Moon “Sunshine & Lucy”

by Sara Waber

Play Too Much: I’m here with Kai Davey-Bellin, singer-songwriter of Sunshine & The Blue Moon. Love this track and video! Tell me a little bit about the song?

Kai Davey-Bellin: I remember writing this song sitting at the kitchen table in an old apartment. This one started with that simple guitar riff bumbling along, as I sat looking out the window at the blue sky. I tend to build the lyrics around how the riff makes me feel. The series of notes kind of slinking around, evoked images of a storybook romance; the excitement of new shared adventures, settling down to build a life, raising kids to try to carry on the good. I know that particular narrative might sound clichéd and may not work for everyone, maybe not even me, but in a perfect world it does sound nice.

PTM: Why did you choose this song to make a video for?

KDB: I always thought the narrative we present in this song would play out well on film. My original idea was a little more ambitious, with the love interest ageing, the introduction of children, and ultimately the woman passing on in her old age. But when you’re working on a shoestring budget you have to learn to be a little more pragmatic.

PTM: Where was this video filmed? Give us an idea of the day.

KDB: We filmed this video around Toronto, I think over 3 separate shoots. 2 Outdoors and one indoor scene to give it more intimacy.

PTM: Who do you want to shout out for helping make this video possible?

KDB: I’d like to thank my dear friend Goldie and her dog Gus. Gus is a natural in front of the camera, they’re both stars!

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