- 21 Sep 23
Hot Press are excited to premiere the ambitious new music video for Sky_A's debut single 'Spider Silk' below.
London-based writer and producer Sky_A released his debut single 'Spider Silk' on August 11th, taken from his upcoming debut album which is due to be released later this year.
The track is futuristic and singular, mixing elements of electronic, rock and acoustic music to create a track that has the potential to launch his music career into the stratosphere. It's self-produced and performed, with virtuoso drums from Adam Betts and additional production from Aneek Thapar.
"The song is about opening up, trusting in the face of fear and pain, being vulnerable," said Sky_A. "I wrote it at a time when I was learning to love again, after some negative experiences, and wanting to forgive and be open to new experiences."
The project name for Sky Ainsbury, Sky_A is also a professional filmmaker and audiovisual artist and brings his experience and desire for a strong visual element to the music video for the track.
"For the video, I wanted to express something about the way we feel under the surface, what it feels like to have a body - it isn't just flesh and blood and bones, there's so much moving inside us, so many colours and patterns and feelings and shapes. So I worked with motion capture to create these dancing animations and then used Stable Diffusion to colour and texture them in this free-associative way that AI can do really well - this is what it feels like to dance, to sing, to play an instrument when a whole world of emotion is moving through you."
He elaborated on his excitement over the project, seeing what he could do without any constraints or oversight. "I recorded myself dancing, manipulated it with 3D software, and then put the renders through Stable Diffusion to get the different textural effects. The performance footage I shot using a £15 Amazon ring light in the hallway of my pokey flat in Hackney! And for the establishing shot of the television in the abandoned building, I used Midjourney to generate the image, then expanded it with Photoshop Generative Fill to create the foreground.
"I work as a video editor, and get so used to huge sums of money being thrown around on very average content, so it was a satisfying experiment to see what I could put together on literally zero budget."
Check out the music video for 'Spider Silk' below!