Singer/songwriter Michael Baker has teamed up once again with close friend and award-winning director Gary Roberts to produce the touching, one-shot video for his new single ‘Revolving Doors’.
The video is a surreal and stylised take on the concept of someone’s life flashing before their eyes in their final moments, as though they’re sat at the movies. Through the captivating solo performance of actress Kara Lily Hayworth we’re taken on a journey through her emotions as she watches her life unfold in a cinema setting. Her eventual understanding that she’s in limbo is incredibly moving; the realisation dawning when she witnesses the man she loves hold her hand as she passes away.
It’s a unique tale that is influenced by the themes of life’s struggles portrayed throughout ‘Revolving Doors’, and ultimately captures the underlying notion of love and how it seems to always return, even through pain.
Director Gary Roberts was inspired to make the video by the Leonard Cohen quote “You go your way. I’ll go your way too”, which plays at the start of the video. And now with the passing of Cohen, since shooting the video back in October, it serves as a touching way to honour his inspiration to us all.