When Jen Foster released "She" from her album Everybody's Girl in 2003, surely she couldn't imagine releasing a remix over ten years laters complete with a marriage equality themed video. But the video dropped today.
The video opens up to a beautiful wedding, where viewers witness a celebration of love between family, friends, and guests. The viewers are taken on a journey through exquisite flashbacks of the bride and her best friend in their youth. We witness an underlying tension during the present day wedding before being presented with an endearing plot twist. The twist has been designed to help transmit a hopeful message of love and understanding to a mainstream audience, thinking of those with opinions somewhere near neutral on gay marriage.
SHE4ME was born from the song “She,” written and performed by singer-songwriter Jen Foster, who appears in the video as the “Wedding Singer.” The song has been a favorite within the lesbian community for over a decade and is regularly used in lesbian commitment ceremonies. A new version of the track has been produced and scored by Eve Nelson who designed an incredible fusion of contemporary orchestra and dance to compliment the video storyboard.
This month, SHE4ME Director Conn, was officially crowned the #1 LGBT Feature film Writer/Director of all time. Nicole Conn, best known for her groundbreaking multiple award winning lesbian films, Claire Of The Moon (1992); little man (2005); Elena Undone (2010); and A Perfect Ending (2012); has once again delivered in this poignant yet epic music video that celebrates Marriage Equality.
“The pinnacle of love is the joining of two souls to become one and the most sacred act to commemorate this is Marriage," Conn said in a press release. "When I was approached to come up with a concept for the SHE4ME supporting Marriage Equality, I was thrilled. My entire career has been devoted to creating books and films that provoke the viewer to experience the spectrum of emotions involved with love and passion and our goal here was to produce something that could communicate our message to a mass audience."
For those looking for the track, Jen Foster offering two different versions of SHE 2014 Remixed as "PAY WHAT YOU WANT". There is the single "SHE (SHE4ME MIX – 2014 Single)" & an extended version, "SHE (SHE4ME MIX – 2014 Extended Version)". Both can be found here.