RJA Reunite With ‘Face Down’ Actress for New Video 16 Years Later


Crimson Jumpsuit Equipment scored their largest hit in 2006 with “Face Down,” a contemporary rock anthem that turned the highlight on home violence. With October being Home Violence Consciousness Month, the band has simply launched a brand new symphonic model of the one full with a brand new video that includes actress Kendra Cowl, who first starred within the authentic video.

The clip, directed by Angela Winter-Defoe, options a number of callbacks to the unique video, even opening with an almost similar shot of the central character getting into her residence from behind, finally stopping to take inventory of herself in a toilet mirror. However in contrast to the unique video which sought to convey the chaos of being in a violent relationship, the clip for the symphonic model finds out what occurs to the unique character years later, now carving out a lifetime of her personal whereas nonetheless discovering methods to deal with the violence of her previous.

Singer Ronnie Winter says, “Over time we have gotten lots of requests for this tune, not simply to play it, however to re-record it. So we lastly recorded not solely a brand new symphonic version of ‘Face Down,’ however the entire album.”

He provides, “With this video we particularly selected to deal with the road ‘a brand new life she has discovered,’ which can also be my household’s expertise. We positively didn’t get to point out that within the first video. All the things has been about that. From the casting, to the crew, to the places, to the therapy, to the story. From the start we actually simply needed to point out how superior issues can get if in case you have the braveness to make selections that may be extraordinarily painful and hard. That is what this has been about for the reason that starting. Not solely have issues labored out for the character within the video, however now she’s really discovered the right way to assist different folks get by the identical state of affairs that she has, which is essential to somebody like me who’s in restoration as a result of that is what we do. So, it’s about therapeutic and the way it’s laborious and messy, nevertheless it occurs and it’s value working in direction of.”

Director Angela Winter-Defoe provides, “As somebody who has been by home violence myself, it was essential for me to honor and present it justice to the individuals who have tied their experiences with the primary video. I additionally needed to point out how a lot life might change for the great if you depart abuse. Regardless that years have handed, we nonetheless may be triggered, we present the character use her instruments to self regulate and be capable to proceed on. That’s the hope and therapeutic I needed to unfold with this video.”

For Cowl, the video was an opportunity to come back full circle and it is one thing that isn’t misplaced on her. This video finds her in a a lot more healthy place, now serving as a video director, surrounded by household and associates towards the top and celebrating a birthday.

“Engaged on this video with the band and artistic group was such a pleasure. It was an unbelievable measure of the time that has handed and the lives which were lived for the reason that authentic tune and video launch. However much more so, the beautiful symphonic return to this tune and subject material is expensive to my coronary heart,” she explains. “We see all too typically within the media sensational tales of abuse, however not almost sufficient can we see the therapeutic that’s accessible and absolutely attainable — simply how full and good life may be after trauma. I’m honored to be part of this message out into the world and the artistic ardour behind it.”

Although the tune is likely one of the band’s largest hits and touches instantly on home violence, Winter reveals it isn’t a subject he typically speaks about. “There have been positively some instances throughout the brand new video shoot that I received just a little emotional,” says the singer. “I am making an attempt to steadiness these recollections, as a result of I assumed that was all behind me. I keep in mind exhibiting our director Angela an image of me on set from 17 years in the past, and in the event you might see the photograph you’d see what I am speaking about. I used to be actually utterly full of tension, and likewise unhealthy recollections. I hadn’t had any remedy, I used to be simply on the market, only a 22 yr previous with no instruments, making an attempt to take care of all these things that occurred, whereas individuals are filming me, whereas I am singing a tune about it, and I by no means actually even handled it myself. However due to the success of this tune I did finally should get straight with myself on what did occur.”

He continues, “My entire household, we labored it out, there’s the great story. My mother, she’s doing rather well. And with the brand new video what I needed to point out is that our character, she later had this nice life that she achieved.”

For the reason that tune’s 2006 launch, “Face Down” has achieved over 347 million streams on Spotify and over 120 million views of the unique music video on YouTube alone.

And, very like the primary time the band launched the tune, they’re partnering with a a charity that may profit from the brand new symphonic model launch. The charity is DomesticShelters.org, which helps to elevate the voices of home abuse survivors and enhance the attention of sources accessible to victims and their households, associates and communities. DomesticShelters.org supplies the most important searchable database of home violence shelters and packages within the U.S. and Canada, in addition to one of the crucial in depth sources of academic content material, similar to complete guides, movies and articles.

Try Crimson Jumpsuit Equipment’ “Face Down” (Symphonic Model) video beneath, that includes actress Kendra Cowl, then revisit the unique video proper beneath that. The brand new symphonic model of the tune can also be accessible through a number of platforms right here.

Crimson Jumpsuit Equipment, “Face Down” (Symphonic Model Video)

Crimson Jumpsuit Equipment, “Face Down” (Authentic Video)

When you or somebody you understand has been sexually assaulted, sources can be found for assist. Go to the RAINN web site (Rape, Abuse, and Incest Nationwide Community) or dial 800-656-HOPE (800-656-4673).

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