EXCLUSIVE! ‘Handle Myself’ by Ship Of Fools
A bonus Monday exclusive! Today, we bring you a first look at the video for Ship Of Fools’ debut single
Ship Of Fools are four-piece band based in Louisiana, USA. They recently released their first single Handle Myself, and today Songwriting is very happy to be premiering the accompanying video, which was shot at the Walls Project Art & Design Centre in Baton Rouge.
Guitarist Michael Blount, 23, was the man responsible for founding Ship On Fools, drafting in Louisiana State University music students Ashley Monaghan (19) on vocals and Eric Brown (21) on drums. The line-up is completed by Raudol Palacios, a 21-year-old cellist from Cuba via Venezuela, who transferred to LSU after studying at Switzerland’s prestigious Conservatoire Cantonal de Sion. Palacios’s cello is key to the Ship Of Fools sound, which blends pop, folk and classical influences to unique effect.
The single was produced by Matthew Schwartz at Cedar Park Recording (also in Baton Rouge), and once it was completed, the band needed to think about a video. Monaghan’s background in drama and dance led her to approach her local arts centre, as she explains: “The Walls Project space is open and beautiful, with floor-to-ceiling windows covering two full walls which Rob Chidester masterfully masked with his vast array of curtains, set pieces and props. The video was a complete community effort—there were so many different aspects to attend to and so many different organisations lending a hand.”
Ship Of Fools are clearly very proud of their new video, but what do you think?