Paris based, Irish vocalist and songwriter, Liv Monaghan, has just released a music film for her song, Ocean Blues, from the EP, Beauty in the Park.
The film is a collaboration with up and coming Italian director, Sara Grimaldi. Following on from Horses, this marks their second music film collaboration.
The song, Ocean Blues, takes us on a surreal journey through both urban and natural landscapes, presenting us with a series of juxtaposed snapshots fused with a retro feel, both lyrically and musically.
The song has been praised for its bold sound, rich imagery and for the impressive display of technique from the trio which includes Sava Medan on Upright Bass and Srdjan Ivanovic on drums.
For the film, Sara Grimaldi plays with this juxtaposition in the song by locating it in both the hyper-real, urban 19th district of Paris and another imaginative space of vintage swimmers and bathing suits.
Sara Grimaldi has been awarded for her work both as a director and a writer. Some awards for her film, Le Retour du Train, include Best Film (TMFF), Best Screenwriter (TMFF), Best screenplay (Feel The Reel International Film Festival), Best Film (Bucharest Shortcut Cinefest), Best Director (Bucharest Shortcut Cinefest) and Best Screenplay (Bucharest Shortcut Cinefest).
Ocean Blues appears on the EP, Beauty in the Park, which you can get from the links below:
Songs from Beauty in the Park have been played on RTE Lyric Fm, FIP radio France, Jazz Box Radio France and CBC radio Canada as well as a variety of Podcasts.
A full length original album is currently in progress.
Praise for Liv Monaghan and Beauty in the Park
“Horses is a gem for my ears”
Anne-Sophie Novel, Le Monde, France
“Liv Monaghan sings with her heart”
Michel Contat, Télérama
“Horses is a beauty”
Etienne Daho, French Producer, Singer and Songwriter
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