May 28, 2020
Butterfly the mesmerising single from the super talented Aruba Red is now in video form. This song has been given wings in this awe-inspiring immersive experiential visual. The video set in the beautiful backdrop of the beautiful St Pancras Old Church was shot at Aruba Red’s sold-out headline London show. This enchanting performance symbolises a spiritual and physical metamorphosis. From being cocooned and locked in by external forces beyond her control to now transitioning into a beautiful butterfly it is clear to me that this marks the time for Aruba Red to fly.
Words from Aruba Red “I’m so excited and grateful to share the ‘Butterfly’ video, made all the more special being filmed when it was and shared now during the lockdown. Who knew it would be the last gig for a long time! It feels quite emotional and it was such a special night, the last time I saw so many of my beloved family and friends in person, and the culmination of a lot of hard work and determination. I wrote ‘Butterfly’ to represent my own evolution, coming out of a difficult time, it feels quite poetic that it’s being released during this global shift, as we transform and evolve. The song and the video represent love, self-love, investing in yourself and others, especially the wonderful musicians and creatives I collaborate with. My hope is that ‘Butterfly’ will evoke joy and celebrate the times when we were able to come together to play music and dance. Those days will come again.”
Shout to VENTS Magazine for the premier.
Visual Credits: Filmed by Freeze Productions on location at St. Pancras Old Church 11th March 2020. Edited by Farrah Drabu, DNR Films. Animation by WrightyMedia. Set Design & Styling - Ashlyn Gibson Hair & Makeup - Christine Hillhouse. Thank you Annie's Ibizia for dressing Aruba: http://www.anniesibizia.com. And THTC for dressing the guys: https://shop.thtc.co.uk
Musicians featured in live footage: Aruba Red - Lead Vocals. Julie Iwheta - Backing Vocals. Chloe Fiducia - Backing Vocals. Pedro Valasco - Guitar. Camilo Tirado - Keys / Percussion. Renell Shaw - Bass Guitar. Gaspar Sena - Drums
Music Credits:"Butterfly" taken from Aruba Red's Shadow Work EP: https://ditto.fm/shadow-work. Written by Aruba Red & Renell Shaw. Produced by Renell Shaw. Additional production: Gordon Mills Jr., Camilo Tirado & Marrik Shearer. Vocals: Aruba RedGuitars, keys & additional vocals: Renell Shaw. Flute: Nathan "Flutebox" Lee. Percussion: Camilo Tirado. Mixed & Mastered by Marrik Shearer at The Front Room Studios: thefrontroomstudio.com