The making of ‘Corona & Lime’

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When you want to get stuff done, you need a guy like Tom Vaughan on your side.

Tom and I are bandmates in the Take That Experience. We work well together every weekend, but we also see eye to eye about making things happen, and making the most of every moment.

I looked at our gig calendar and saw a gap in between 2 shows close to London, a day off in between. I planned for Tom to come and shoot the music video for Corona & Lime on my rooftop in Brixton (weather permitting).

The weather was fine, and we got the job done in one afternoon. There was a lot of equipment to move on and off the roof, but that was no bother. The shots were worth it. My rooftop has one of London’s best views, in my humble opinion, so it was of course worth it.

Corona & Lime is a song about the beauty of life, seen through the eyes of a hangover. It’s a literal lyric about a night I had in Berlin. I had a night so surreal, that it sounds poetic in a song. I didn’t want to re-create the night, but recreate the morning after. I woke up, I wandered aimlessly around the city recollecting the events of the night before. Nothing more happens in the video and it makes sure that the song is the centrepiece.

The next morning, I woke up and had the idea of shooting a second video on the rooftop, the day after. The forecast was good. I told Tom the idea. He is a yes man. In the end we shot 3 videos in the space of 4 days.

Making movies is hard work, but Tom was the right man for the job.

I hope you enjoy Corona & Lime.

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