Premiere: Watch Bel Kil's New Music Video 'Rose Street'

Bel Kil
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Melbourne creative Bel Kil's newest song, 'Rose Street', is an alluring slice of seductive, guitar-driven, groovy indie pop celebrating the freedom of the weekend.

An indie artist who also brings 'producer' and 'engineer' to her resume, Bel Kil was inspired to write 'Rose Street' after walking home after a busy day intent on a chilled evening in; though her local neighbourhood had different ideas.

"I was walking home from the studio on Friday, exhausted and ready for a quiet night," Bel explains. "But when I stepped outside, it was a balmy night, and the streets felt alive. Suddenly, I got a burst of energy, and my mind started wandering as I saw people sprawling onto the footpath along Smith Street. From there, the lyrics came naturally."

A vibrantly heavy, rich, baritone-flavoured riff dripping in funk and cinematic, lush keys welcomes the song, before Bel's cooing, hushed vocals capture you in a trance as she sings about that all-too relatable feeling of joy associated with arriving at the end of the work week while standing on the precipice of the weekend and the various adventures that await the intrepid mind.

After releasing the single earlier this month, today scenestr is thrilled to premiere the 'Rose Street' music video. Enjoy.

Directed and produced by Ruby Taylor with dance choreography by Linda Nguyen, the clip captures the song's adventurous vibe and the essence of a spontaneous journey through Melbourne's Inner-North.

The start of the music video is overlayed with visuals of Melbourne's bustling cityscapes that segues into the heart of the city's music-artistic-visual hub of Rose Street in Fitzroy (which runs adjacent to the legendary Brunswick Street), the celebrated laneways that make the area a bohemian's dream, and a sighting or two of the famed trams placing the viewer deep inside the creative heart of the Victorian capital.

"I had a strong vision for this video – this was the only option in my mind," Bel shares. "My talented friends Ruby and Linda saw the vision immediately and helped bring it to life.

"Acting doesn't come naturally to me, and living in Fitzroy, I didn't realise how many people I knew until I was so exposed on the streets for 12 hours. I literally bumped into the whole of Fitzroy during the shoot while dancing with backup dancers.

"I'm not usually comfortable in these situations, but Ruby and Linda made it so much fun – it was like I was in a different world."

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