Our music video of the week selection comes from English singer-songwriter Lucy Rose with her poignant track Nebraska.
The video stars EastEnders actor Danny Dyer, who diverts from the usual tough man persona we see on screen to send a positive message to music lovers. The lyrics of the track reflect the video’s theme about stepping out of your comfort zone and doing something, or being someone, that makes you happy.
Rose and Dyer’s collaboration came about through social media, when the soap star reached out on Twitter. Talking about his involvement, Dyer said: “I think it’s such a moving piece of work. I’m beyond proud to be part of it. I’ve always believed that people should be who they wanna be, regardless of race or gender.”
Starring alongside Dyer in the video are some of Rose’s past musical collaborators including Ghostpoet, Rae Morris, Slaves and Kimberly Anne.
Nebraska is taken from the artist’s second studio album, Work It Out, which is out now. A separate Nebraska EP will be released on March 18 featuring 7 remixes from the likes of IDRIS, Public Service Broadcasting and The Half Earth.