MUSIC

PREMIERE: KATE CLOVER'S LSD DRENCHED "CHANNEL ZERO" MUSIC VIDEO

Kate Clover by Ryan Rosewall.

Kate Clover by Ryan Rosewall.

WORDS Julian de la Celle

 

“Channel Zero” marks the debut release from Los Angeles rock staple Kate Clover. Lying somewhere between Debbie Harry and Stiv Bators, Clover encapsulates the raw spirit of 70s rock ‘n’ roll. Wether it be her personal style, or the way she holds her own on stage, she embodies what we’ve been yearning for from this new age of rock music. But, instead of choosing to record in LA or even traveling to New York City, she chose a different approach: Mexico City.

“I needed a new headspace creatively, and Mexico City felt like maybe how Berlin felt in the late 70’s,” explains Clover. “Expatriates working on their art and collaborating with each other.” After sending some of her demos to Brandon Welchez (of indie band Crocodiles), Clover flew down to Mexico to flesh out the songs. “I wound up staying for two months and made my album,” she explains, the new environment and creative partnerships giving her the reset she needed to create the next artistic chapter of her career.

 
Polaroids by Ryan Rosewall.

Polaroids by Ryan Rosewall.

 

The music video, directed by Ryan Rosewall, was inspired by 1960s government PSAs and French New Wave. “In the end, we were just really curious what an episode of the Twilight Zone would look like if the television could seep into a drug-induced technicolor world,” explains Rosewall. The video features Welchez as a guinea pig for Project MKUltra, a CIA-led mind control program in which agents tested the effects of LSD on everyday people. The video takes us on a trip inside the drug fueled mind of Welchez’s character as he hallucinates and goes in and out of consciousness. Watch the video below:

 
 

Full Credits:
Kate Clover as the Narrator
Brandon Welchez as Patient Zero
Rachel Daily as the Nurse
Martin Blanken as the Government Agent
with appearances by Logan Rice and Sydney Costley.


Directed by Ryan Rosewall
Director of Photography: Logan Rice
Editor: Michael R. Zumaya
1st AD: Giselle DaMier
Production Designer: Kseniia Maksimova
Gaffer: Jakob Neuhauser
Hair & Makeup Artist: Sydney Costley


Photos by Ryan Rosewall

 

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