A classic performance piece showcasing heartfelt, stripped-back blues, filmed in luminous black and white.
“I Need to Learn is a simple song with a clear message. It’s stripped-back blues featuring emotive vocals and electric guitar, so I wanted a video that was stripped-back too. I went for a classic black and white performance piece that showcases the lyrics and musicianship on the track … The concept behind this video was ultimately about dropping the bells and whistles of a large scale production and believing in the song and performance enough to give them space to breathe.” – Aminah Hughes in Musical Notes Global.
SCREENING PREMIERE: Revelation Perth International Film Festival (Perth, Aust), July 10, 2019
ONLINE PREMIERE: Musical Notes Global (New York, USA), July 16 2019
AWARD: Independent Music Awards (New York) 2020 – Winner, Vox Pop Award for Best Director , Short Form Music Video
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Melbourne Lift-Off Film Festival 2020
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Revelation Perth International Film Festival 2019
OFFICIAL SELECTION: WAMFest Mini Music Video Festival 2019
Song Title: I Need to Learn
Artist: Aminah Hughes
Label: Blue Wolf Records
Distributed by: MGM
Music Video Credits
Writer/Director: Aminah Hughes
Producer: Aminah Hughes at Sky Woman Productions
DOP/Grading: Shane Piggott
Edited by Marnie Allen
Song & Recording Credits
Written by Aminah Hughes
Vocals: Aminah Hughes
Guitars/Harmonica: Seamie O’Dowd
Harmony Vocals: Anthony Smith, Rudy Faulkner
Produced by Aminah Hughes
Recorded at: Real World Studios, Co. Longford, Ireland, by Paul Gurney; Songwire Studios, Richmond, Virginia, USA by Ryan Corbitt; and Girt By Sound, Perth, Western Australia, by Ash Gibson Greig.
Mixed by Tim Carter at Treehouse Studios, Nashville, TN
Mastered by Brad Blackwood at Euphonic Masters, Memphis, TN
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