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Sophie Muller Directs Epic Music Video For Shakespears Sister’s First Single in 26 Years
- Wednesday, May. 29, 2019
Director Sophie Muller, signed to Prettybird UK and US, has directed the music video for Shakespears Sister’s ‘All the Queen’s Horses’. The track is the first new material in 26 years from Shakespears Sister and their first release since signing to the reformed London Records. Siobhan Fahey and Marcella Detroit formed Shakespears Sister in the early 90s and Sophie Muller shot the videos for the band’s iconic tracks ‘I Don’t Care’ and ‘Stay’.
During a prolific career which has earned Muller a Grammy, Brit Award, several MTV and CMT Awards and an MVPA Director of the Year award, she has shot more than 300 music videos and worked with some of the most iconic musicians of our time including; Rihanna, Radiohead, Gwen Stefani, Beyoncé, Bjork, Coldplay, Bebe Rexha, P!nk, The Cure, Alicia Keys, The Killers, Morrisey and Beck.
Muller continues to work with top talent, directing the next generation of artists, and most recently shooting a music video for Lil Pump featuring Lil Wayne which gained 60 million views, and Blake Shelton, which gained 13 million views.
She directed the new promo for ‘All the Queen’s Horses’ in Joshua Tree. The music video features a cameo from Morgan McMichaels, star of Ru Paul’s Drag Race, and makes light of the feud between Siobhan Fahey and Marcella Detroit, who reconciled their differences recently before recording new material.
Siobhan Fahey commented on the video: “Shakespears Sister musically is me and Marcy but visually it’s me, Marcy and Sophie. Without her, a big part of the artistry and the story would be missing. It made me cry the first three times I watched it.”
Marcella Detroit added, “I think what Sophie did with it as well was brought a sense of healing, a sense of us making fun of ourselves and being okay with the whole drama that ensued between us. I just think it’s perfect.”
All the Queen’s Horses was produced by Nick Launay. It features on Shakespears Sister’s singles collection Singles Party, released on 19th July. The song is one of two new tracks – the other being C U Next Tuesday – on the record.
The duo will embark on the Shakespears Sister Ride Again tour this October and November, playing an extensive run of UK shows, including a night at The London Palladium.
Shakespears Sister are back with a UK tour, greatest Hits album, a UK tour and two new tracks: “All The Queen’s Horses” and “C U Next Tuesday”.
Watch video here on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Fg8mVXmmmFs
Director: Sophie Muller
Artist: Shakespears Sister (Siobhan Fahey & Marcella Detroit)
Title: All the Queen’s Horses
Producer: Nick Launay
Production Company: PRETTYBIRD
About SOPHIE MULLER
Sophie has shot over 300 music videos, throughout her prolific and celebrated career. She has directed iconic and influential videos including No Doubt’s “Don’t Speak,” Blur’s “Song II,” Sade’s “No Ordinary Love,” and Annie Lennox’s “Why”. She has also art directed live tours and concert films, including Sade 2011, Dixie Chicks 2016 and multiple Gwen Stefani and No Doubt tours. Sophie’s unique style, stark modern beauty and compelling narratives is in high demand.
After her first videos for Annie Lennox and the Eurythmics, Sophie has since grown to be one of the most prominent pop music video directors in the world. Sophie continues to garner accolades for her work winning awards, including a Grammy, multiple MTV and CMT awards, a Brit Award, a Music Week Award, and the MVPA Director of the Year Award.
Sophie’s extensive body of work includes music videos for Rihanna, Radiohead, Gwen Stefani, Beyoncé, Bjork, Coldplay, Bebe Rexha, P!nk, The Cure, Kings of Leon, Nelly Furtado, Maroon 5, Alicia Keys, The Killers, Morrisey and Beck to name just a few. She has also shot stills campaigns and album covers for artist including Sade, Sophie Ellis Bextor and Gwen Stefani.
More recently Sophie’s career has expanded into commercials, working on TV campaigns for global clients such as Lexus, Mastercard, L’Oreal, Target, Venus and Reebok as well as shooting stills photography projects within the advertising and fashion industries.
Prettybird is a creative think tank that provides clients with distinct visionary work across an ever-evolving entertainment and branding landscape. From TV to interactive; live and experiential, Prettybird focuses on bringing the most talented people into the mix to create engaging, memorable work.