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18 June 2021

Call On Me

by Syd Briscoe

Raye: “Call On Me” - 3 mins 22s

Old-school glamour enters the 21st Century in this arresting promo for RAYE's 'Call On Me'. Director Sophia Ray captures the soft-focus look of classic musicals throughout the glitzy film, as RAYE and co. model outfits appropriately bedecked with fur, feathers, and rhinestones galore. Diamonds are, it seems, still a girl's best friend in 2021.

There's nothing old-fashioned about the film or track, despite the former playing with a nostalgic aesthetic. Cutting-edge dance moves and visual nods to Twin Peaks ensure the piece's modernity, while RAYE's synth-driven track takes disco to a new level. It's compelling stuff which manages to feel timeless and playful all at once.

Commissioner: Semera Khan
Film Production: Partizan Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Sophia Ray ♀ Ⓟ Ⓦ
Producer: Charlie Scannell
Production M'ger: Oli Falcon
Executive Producer: Mayling Wong
Cinematographer: Thomas English
Editor: Sam Allen @ Homespun Ⓟ Ⓦ
Colourist: Jonny Thorpe @ Glassworks Ⓟ Ⓦ

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