Sophie’s Voice, Sophie Muller’s work By David Chronister

(Screen Shot From The Killer's Mr. BrightSide Video)

(Screen Shot From The Killer’s Mr. BrightSide Video)

Sophie Muller is without a doubt one of the most talented women and cinematographer’s of  our time, and by contemporary standards she will be immortalized in pop-history. With Band’s like the Eurythmics and No Doubt, Garbage, The Killers, Coldplay, Maroon 5, Kings of Leon, The Strokes, The Cure, Weezer, Blur, The Strokes, & The Dixie Chicks, and Muses like Music Goddesses Annie Lennox, Gwen Stefani, Shirley Manson, Sade, Pink, newcomers like Ellie Goulding or Music master’s like Dolly Parton, or Rock/Pop Gods Chris Martin, Adam Levine, Brandon Flowers, Indie-Brit-Pop Rufus Wainwright, or Moody music-maestro’ Robert Smith of the Cure, From Soul Queen Sade to Sophie Alicia Keys

Muller’s Career is long and impressive one so far with under 100 Video’s and counting, Sophie Muller debut as unique vision and has yet to lose steam.

 

(Annie Lennox, "Why" Music Video)

(Annie Lennox, “Why” Music Video)

After a meeting with John Stewart, Brother to Dave Stewart of the band the Eurythmics somewhere in 1982.  Sophie Muller’s aesthetic is usually centered around the song’s true meaning, and the interpretation by the singer themselves.

 

(Bjork, Venus as a Boy Video)

(Bjork, Venus as a Boy Video)

Bjork’s Venus as Boy video was Inspired by her favorite story from her netherland childhood , focusing around a girl cooking eggs for boy she likes.

(Hole, with Courtney Love, Miss World Video)

(Hole, with Courtney Love, Miss World Video)

Sophie is different than most in the industry, returning again and again to the same artists or bands and reimagining their latest creations, while continuing a legacy, a documentation of bands expression and growth.

(Cold Play, In My Place, Video)

(Cold Play, In My Place, Video)

Sophie’s vision has almost a trance like quality that moves you through the lyrics and instruments, while perfectly editing the tracks into the visual motion on screen, every beat, kick and snare have twins in the movements on your eyes.

Sophie has an ability to show us a singers true personality, behind the lyrics, behind the Music:

(Brandon Flowers)

(Brandon Flowers)

(Bjork, venus as a boy)

(Bjork, venus as a boy)

(Maroon 5, She will be loved)

(Maroon 5, She will be loved)

In Videos like Mr. Brightside, for The Killers and She Will Be Loved,; Muller shows us a storytelling ability matched by few others, in under 5 minutes, In Mr. Brightside Brandon flowers struggles with love,

(Mr.Brightside)

(Mr.Brightside)

and her being owned by somebody else,

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In She will Be Loved, Adam agonizes over his secret fling, his girlfriends mother, her own marital domestic abuse, seeing her get slapped, the mother seducing her daughters boyfriend Adam, only to see her affair holding his girlfriend- her daughter–

(Mr. Brightside)

(Mr. Brightside)

(She Will Be loved)

(She Will Be loved)

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After their Debut Album,  

(Songs About Jane)

(Songs About Jane)

Songs about Jane , Maroon 5 had Sophie Muller direct This Love, and in true Sophie Style, her colors and camera shots were just as provacative as the songs subject matter, :

(This love, By Maroon 5)

(This love, By Maroon 5)

(Adam)

(Adam)

(Maroon 5)

(Maroon 5)

Or in the video Song Number 2 for Blur, Sophie once again captures the mood of the song, the dim lights juxtaposed with slaying guitars,

(Blur, Song Number 2)

(Blur, Song Number 2)

(Blur)

(Blur)

(Song 2 Frames)

(Song 2 Frames)

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Don't Speak, No doubt's megahit from Tragic Kingdom

Don’t Speak, No doubt’s megahit from Tragic Kingdom

So it is with no supprise that she would have channeled her creations through muse like Gwen Stefani who turn to her again and again with new projects,

(Don't Speak)

(Don’t Speak)

 

Gwen being an artist who also puts herself into her work, pulling down her veil

(No Doubt- Simple Kinda of Life Music Videp)

(No Doubt- Simple Kinda of Life Music Videp)

(Simple Kinda of Life)

(Simple Kinda of Life)

 

and showing us her insecurities, flaws and vulnerabilities,

(Simple Kinda Life)

(Simple Kinda Life)

No Doubts Tragic Kingdom, and the featured Track, Don’t speak was a window into Gwens first heartache, Bassist Tony Kanal, to her laments about her career and married life in  Underneath it all:

Underneath it all

Underneath it all

to her Solo Career and even 2014’s  Push and Shove and Settle Down.

Sophie:Well I guess because people love working with me! [laughing] Oh I don’t know. I think I find it strange that someone wants to work with me again, and I really like it. I’m not  the sort of person to go: ‘oh I’ve worked with them, I don’t want to work with them again’. I’m like: ‘Oh great’.

(Sophie Muller and Gwen Stefani)

(Sophie Muller and Gwen Stefani)

Gwen Stefani probably said it best: ‘She has the gift of being able to bring out the artist’s personality, emotion and style’. She is a true conduit – talent that encourages talent.”         ( From http://www.promonews.tv/interviews/sophie-muller-talks-promo-i-still-love-what-i-do, By Luke Tierney)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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