Revelation is an anthem for self-empowerment and heroine-ism by South London singer, songwriter ELI. The video for it is Eli's second collaboration with the Filipino English filmmaker Jade O'Connor. The two women combined make this creative piece a champion of female independence. An independence that defies the double-standards set by society.
Eli “I wanted to be completely raw with this track and so I wrote about how I saw myself in my ideal form; strong, powerful and unwavering. I’ve been inspired by so many women and more-so by superheroes, Catwoman was my main influence when it came to conceptualising the visuals. I’m excited for everyone to see an edgier side to me and to see my evolution and growth as an artist.”
Jade O'Connor 'Revelation evokes themes of empowerment, independence and fierceness.
Revelation unlike Lover (ELI’s first music video) showcases her edgier, and more sensual side. I pulled references from films films such as Catwoman, Blade and The Matrix. I loved the dark, contrasty lighting style from these movies, mixed with the black-leather styling and thought that Revelation would fit this style really well.
We used a variety of mediums when shooting this music video. You'll see throughout some shots created using a 360 camera and fisheye lens, which I wanted to implement into the video to give it a 90's/2000's feel as well as having variety to keep the audience invested. Similarly with the pulsating track, during post production we decided to add an effect to make the lights pulse to push the Blade/Matrix visuals further.
It is always a pleasure working alongside ELI to create scenes that showcase female empowerment and has become one of the main themes within our music videos. I am so happy to have made this music video alongside some of my best friends and I’m very grateful yet again to Eli for approaching me to direct this music video.'
Artist: Eli @eli.ldn
Director: Jade O’Connor @jade_atwork
DOP: James Huthwaite @huthdop
1st AC: Oliver Munks @oliver.munks
Gaffer: Nela Resler @nela_resler
MUA: Viviane Melo @v.000000v
Editor: Sam Storey @404errorprojects
Track written and produced by @eli.ldn
Mixed by @its_sholaa