Angel is about the desperate moments just after a separation. The world has been turned upside down and you’re locked out of heaven. Yet there’s still a willingness to release each other without hard feelings... denial of the inevitable bitterness to come.
In The Studio
Toronto producer LaFlamme sonically captured the roller coaster this song is speaking about, and his colleague Alex Gamble did additional final touches. The vocals are very smooth and highlighted throughout the track. Angel also blends classic instrumentation with modern synth.
Album Art and Cinematography
For the album art I went straight to my good friend and talented photographer/cinematographer, Philippe Maurice. I sent him the song and we planned the visuals almost immediately. I loved the high fashion angel vibe we ended up with, so Philippe and I began planning the video shortly after finalizing the album art. But it took us almost the entire summer of 2019 to complete it. We shot the studio scenes first, then hit the streets of Toronto, and wrapped it all up at Wasaga beach.
The music video explores the "locked out of heaven" and "breaking up is hell" metaphors." We show a naive angel after she gets herself cast out of “heaven”, she is uncomfortable in the new reality but eventually needs to embrace it.
I had all this in my head and just hoped we could make something come together visually. Fortunately I had an amazing stylist, Rebecca Wengle. She connected me with talented designer Maret Kendra who kicked off the whole vibe by supplying the glorious black angel wings, and Swarovski Crystal decorated gloves and earrings featured in the video.