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Sophie and the Giants 'Don't Ask Me To Change' by Stella Belle Hex

Rob Ulitski - 11th June 2021

Stella Belle Hex directs a punky retro-futuristic promo for Sophie and the Giants. 

Continuing to hone her surreal, tech-inspired style across the mediums of live action and animation, the video for Don't Ask Me To Change marries together early internet-era iconography with contemporary styling and effects. 

“I wrote this song at a time when I was at a crossroads and examining my relationships with people," explains Sophie Scott of SATG. "Every time I discovered something new about myself, I’d feel the compulsion to repress it slightly and minimize my true self to avoid being judged or losing people. I wrote Don’t Ask Me To Change when I finally decided 'f*** that'. Because if they really loved me, I wouldn’t have to make those compromises.”

This sentiment is wonderfully visualised in the no-holds-barred performance, where Sophie boasts an assured, confident attitude and an unforgettable presence on screen. 

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Stella Belle Hex
Producer
Rosie Brear
Production Company
Executive Producer
Claire Stubbs
Production Manager
Micheal Newton
1st AD
Chris Malin

Camera

Director of Photography
Jan Vrhovnik
Focus Puller
Andrea Buccelli

Wardrobe

Wardrobe
Aimee Whitehouse
Hair & Make-up
Grace Sinnott

Agent

Director's Representation

Commission

Commissioner
James Hackett
Label
Republic Records

Misc

Animation
Stella Belle Hex

Other credits

Animator Assistant

Calypo Spritz

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