'Take Me To The South' was shot in Nashville
Twilight actress Kristen Stewart has made her music video directorial debut.
Stewart has directed the video for a country rock band called Sage + The Saints’ song ‘Take Me To The South’, which you can watch below. The video was co-directed with David Ethan Shapiro of Starlight Studios. The song originally featured on the band’s 2013 EP ‘I Will Lie’.
Speaking to Rolling Stone about the Nashville-shot video, Stewart commented: “We wanted it to feel like a glimpse of her life and that’s fucking hard. As soon as you start rolling, everyone turns into deer in the headlights.”
She added: “I wanted the video to feel really captured and found rather than set-up and executed. The story is that she’s insanely courageous to be this kid from LA who doesn’t hang out with anyone that listens to country music — and suddenly she realises she wants to be a country star, and drives to Nashville by herself to see if she can meet people and be in a band. Then she did it all. It was so easy, once she presented me with the idea. I was like, well, that’s what the video is. It’s done. Basically, I didn’t want it to feel… I mean, nobody wants their shit to be pretentious, but like, I didn’t want it to seem like we wanted to be cool at all. Country music’s not cool. It’s truthful and it’s sweet.”