Dust of Soul released their new music video «Wonderland» online on 14th January 2022. On the Facebook and YouTube platforms, they got 500,000 views within a week. The song mastering is by Grammy Award winner Andy Walter from Abbey Road Studios in London, made famous by the Beatles.
In the summer of 2021, Dust of Soul presented their second studio album live in a lavish album release show. It was named «Wonderland». Since then, their «Wonderland Tour» has been underway and the adaptations «Wonderland on Ice» and «Wonderland Unplugged» have already been created, which were successfully staged in December 2021.
On the 14th of January 2022, Dust of Soul released their third single: «Wonderland». Musically and lyrically, the work comes from the two musicians, singer Saskia Stäuble, known as «Dusty», and pianist Michael Odermatt, known as «MiKey». With the music video «Wonderland» now follows the visual expression of their inspiration and motivation, and with it the interpretation of «Alice in Wonderland» in the 21st century.
«Create everything in one blink, it’s all in your hands»Lyrics Song «Wonderland»
The song is full of power and motivation. It should wake up. The lyrics convey personal responsibility and that every change starts with us. Very easily. How consciously we make our decisions is up to us.
The characters from Tim Burton’s 2010 film adaptation «Alice in Wonderland» make prominent appearances in the music video adaptation. The dreamy Wonderland rabbits lead through the entire video. The proud queen and the mad hatter are also present. They are all sitting at a tea party with Dust of Soul. There is also a skeleton sitting at the table. Later more. But where is Alice? The main character?
Alice is the viewer. The audience. The public. Dust of Soul’s music video, like Tim Burton’s live action film, is all about Alice. Dust of Soul motivate with their new style «Positive Music Power» – lyrically, musically and visually – to get up now and live your own dreams. Not just sitting at the table and letting life pass you by. Otherwise you end up like the skeleton. And this one is still sitting at the deserted tea party at the end of the video…
The featuring on «Wonderland» is Cortés Kimberly. She tells her very own story. From her life and career. And we finally hear her «recipe»!
Kimberly, also known as KdoubleU, is a multifaceted artist with Mexican, Ukrainian and Spanish roots. She was born in Zurich, Switzerland, and grew up in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Cortés is a rapper, singer/songwriter, and actress.
She started singing opera at the age of four and discovered hip hop at the age of seven. Cortés then began writing pop songs at the age of eight. She has always maintained her love for her creations and reunited with her art at the age of eighteen. Since 2019 she has consistently focused on her music career.
«I want to show my audience vulnerability. I want to spread love, joy, light and motivation through my creations. I love inspiring others and making people shine. The stage is my home,» explains Kimberly.
Crown Toss & Fire
The eruption of the individual figures is expressed centrally. Everyone is fed up with sitting still – just like the skeleton – continuing to play their role on autopilot. They want to take action. And they take action. Led by the Wonderland rabbits, things really get going. The dancers from the group Radioactive Dancecrew come alive and dance through the video. The Mad Hatter, played by the illusionist Gervasio Wimper, ignites the fire. Everything «comes out of him». Literally. It’s time.
Orchidea Lüthi embodies the role of the queen like no other. But it is time to free yourself from structures and to live your own individuality. To show yourself. To confess to yourself.
Dust of Soul singer Dusty and pianist MiKey themselves show a new side. They, too, have clearly arrived in «Wonderland» and are finding their own new expression.
Vintage & modern
Die beiden Filmlocations stehen sich als zwei Welten gegenüber. Das ganze Video über wird hin und her gewechselt. Die Realität springt von der einen zur anderen. Alles ist plötzlich möglich. Vielen Dank an dieser Stelle an das Vintage-Bistro «Antique-Unique» in Nidau und Luzia’s Barber Shop Biel.
The two film locations face each other as two worlds. The whole video switches back and forth. Reality jumps from one to the other. Everything is suddenly possible. Many thanks to the vintage bistro «Antique-Unique» in Nidau and Luzia’s Barber Shop Biel.
Bei den Dreharbeiten im Antik-Unique war der TV-Sender «TeleBielingue» mit Reporter Michel Eggimann vor Ort. Lebensecht ist seine Dokumentation. Mehr hier.
The TV station «TeleBielingue» was there with reporter Michel Eggimann for the filming in the antique unique. His documentation is true to life. More here.
Make-up artist Leandra Bombelli is behind the creative implementation of the figures. All creations are originally from Dust of Soul singer Dusty. This also applies to the costumes. The result is powerful teamwork. Thanks to Leandra Bombelli for her commitment and creative participation.
Script, direction and editing were done by Dust of Soul artists Saskia and Michael themselves. This in order to follow their artistic expression freely inspired. Filmmaker Dominic Wälti from Shapex Films and photographer & lighting assistant Marius Tausch supported them behind the camera. The production of the song and video was realized at Dust of Soul Studios. The song mastering is by Grammy Award winner Andy Walter from Abbey Road Studios in London, made famous by the Beatles. Below you will find all other credits:
Music by: Saskia Stäuble, Michael Odermatt
Written by: Saskia Stäuble
Rap written by: Kimberly Cortés
Story by: Saskia Stäuble, Michael Odermatt
Directed by: Saskia Stäuble, Michael Odermatt
Co-Directed by: Shapex Films
Produced by: Dust of Soul
Executive Producer: Michael Odermatt
Co-Produced by: Shapex Films
Art Director: Saskia Stäuble, Michael Odermatt
Director of Photography: Shapex Films, Michael Odermatt
Edited by: Michael Odermatt
Visual Effects by: Michael Odermatt
Production Designer: Michael Odermatt
Costume Designer: Saskia Stäuble
Make Up Artist: Leandra Bombelli
Assistant Cinematographer: Marius Tausch
Casting by: Saskia Stäuble
Locations: Vintage-Bistro «Antique-Unique» Nidau, Luzia’s Barber Shop Biel
Music recorded at: Dust of Soul Studios
Rap recorded at: Touch Productions
Music mastered at: Abbey Road Studios, London
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