Haunting, expressive, passionate, and certainly dramatic, Baby Fire is out to make quite the statement with their brand new music video for the latest single “A Spell.” The evocative, artistic, impressionistic clip features French dancer and choreographer Bea Debradant physically expressing herself while a screen in the back shows the original 1935 William Dietrele and Max Reinhardt version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, of course, based on the William Shakespeare play of the same name.
Debradant’s dance moves in the video were heavily inspired by “A Spell’s” lyrics which were composed by joining together sentences used for making real love spells. Debradant is expressing this call for love in the way she’s moving to the music. A genuinely original production, the video was designed and edited by Baby Fire singer and guitarist Dominique Van Cappellen-Waldock and filmed by the Belgian directors Akim Serar and Vincent Steffler.
Commenting on the video and song, Dominique Van Cappellen-Waldock shares:
“‘A Spell’ is a call for love. For the lyrics, I did some research on websites dedicated to magic and put together some formulas used in real love spells. At the time, I didn’t take the subject really seriously. Little did I know that three years later, I would start an online training in Wicca given by New York activist and witch Phyllis Curott.”
“A Spell” is a sample of what to expect on the new Baby Fire album Grace, which is set to be released next week on May 6th through independent label Off Records. The trio has assembled a special collection of tunes, with Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s Mike Moya and G.W. Sok from The Ex and Eve Libertine making special guest appearances. Baby Fire is epitomized by their powerful, intimate, eerie sound with both moments of rage and serene beauty.
Growing up between Brussels and London, Van Cappellen-Waldock became a mainstay of both cities’ hard rock scenes. It was the legend Ronnie James Dio who she happened to come across one night in Brussels, who heard Van Cappellen-Waldock’s demo tape, which he was thoroughly impressed by and in turn, he encouraged her to pursue her dreams. Now with her bandmates Lucile Beauvais and Cécile Gonay by her side, Van Cappellen-Waldock is ready to make sure that the hard rock world becomes very well acquainted with Baby Fire.