Watch the video for Bonfire by Ette, the new project from TeenCanteen's Carla Easton
The clip for the track, taken from Ette's debut LP Homemade Lemonade and featuring dub MC Leroy 'Shines' Moncrieffe, comes in the form of an action-packed party in a cramped office lift. Describing the song, Easton says: "On the fourth day recording with (fellow Ette member) Joe Kane, I walked up the lane to his studio. The door was flung open. There were some heavy drum machine samples booming out into the lane. Dub sirens noises.
"Joe was reclining in his chair, and as soon as I walked in he said: 'Got any songs that would work in dub?'. Always up for a challenge I said yes – I've an old demo of a song called 'Bonfires', just vocals and piano but I think it could work. And that was pretty much it."
"It's a darker song for me, lyrically. It was written at a time when I was exploring what I wanted out of a relationship and what I was not willing to compromise to get what I wanted. Once it was recorded with Joe, he took it onto a boat to mix where he met Leroy 'Shines' Moncrieffe. The song evolved into a call-and-response duet, Leroy delivering a spitfire response to the verses, Joe's production rising to a climactic siren-infused full stop. It's my favourite track on Homemade Lemonade."
Ette plays Randolph's Leap's latest I Can't Dance To This Music all-dayer at Maryhill Community Centre in Glasgow on Sat 8 Oct. Also on the bill are 2015 SAY Award-winner Kathryn Joseph, indie-folk luminary James Yorkston, college rock-inspired Edinburgh four-piece Book Group, Spare Snare, and Life Model, plus comedy from Gemma Flynn, Richard Brown and Nev plus Adam Todd and Niall McCamley of The Spook School fame. Poetry is provided by Glasgow performance poet Sam Small. Tickets are £20, available here.
Ette – Bonfire
Director: Emily Charland
Producers: Veronica Williamson / Katelyn Jones
Camera: Danica Rodriguez
Editor: Joe Fairbanks
Produced through Screen Academy Scotland / Dartmouth College Summer School in association with The Forest Of Black