Minnesota native METTE has unveiled the stunning music video for her critically acclaimed single, 'Mama's Eyes.'
Directed by Camille Summers-Valli, the visually captivating video takes the track to new heights, combining dynamic choreography with personal home recordings from METTE's childhood. The result is a beautiful blend of energy, positivity, and authenticity.
In the video, METTE celebrates her artist journey and offers a glimpse into her coming-of-age story. She expresses how music, dance, and performance have served as outlets for self-expression and a sense of belonging. The video abstracts the theme of "mothering" and showcases METTE's deep connection with movement, which has played a vital role in her personal and professional development. Through Camille Summers-Valli's directorial leadership, the video forms a connection between METTE's inner child and the artist she has become today. Camille Summers-Valli, the director, explains that;
Mama’s Eyes came out of a desire to make something that felt universal, with soul and purpose to honour the track. The song spoke to me on so many levels. I was also instantly drawn to METTE. Her mind, art, her movement and her body was such an incredible canvas to create from together. Secondly, it’s a coming of age song, it’s a journey from childhood to adulthood, it’s an ode to mothers. The desire to create a universal experience made me want to expand the film to archival footage. Something we can see ourselves in. Hours of scanning archival allowed Vid Price, the editor and I, to create these wonderful cuts that connect movement, emotion and language. Finally, Mette’s personal archives tied it all back together to a really personal place. It's at once intimate and omnipresent. The film is a journey from the constrained body to the free one, from control to liberation, from conception all the way to release. Everything in the video is packed full of meaning, metaphor and symbolism. It’s the kind of video that upon revisiting, you discover more layers. Just like life itself.
METTE, a triple threat as a singer, dancer, and actress, burst onto the pop cultural landscape as the fearless star in N.E.R.D and Rihanna's 'Lemon' video. With the release of her single 'Mama's Eyes,' produced by Barney Lister, METTE explores her relationship with her mother and how it has shaped her life, experiences, and identity as an artist. Her unique blend of R&B and pop creates a euphoric musical landscape that showcases her immense talent.
The release of the mesmerizing video for 'Mama's Eyes' further solidifies METTE's status as one of the most exciting artists to watch in 2023. With her multi-talented artistry and the collaborative brilliance of Camille Summers-Valli, METTE continues to captivate audiences and leave a lasting impact on the music industry promising to create a visual and auditory experience that will resonate with viewers and fans alike.