The Making of the Video...
It was March 2017, and I was ready for an adventure. It had been a while since I set fire to a piano, or hauled one out onto the petrified sand dunes. All of my music videos from my debut album, Born In The Desert, were filmed in the Utah desert, with scenery ranging from barren salt flats to stunning red rock gardens, slot canyons, and stone goblins. However, as much as I love Deserts & Fire, it was time for a change of scenery.
It was time for Mountains & Ice.
My longtime music video director Bryce Johnson found a photo of Donut Falls in the winter, and we were both instantly obsessed. The half-frozen waterfall in a cliffside cave looked like nothing either of us had ever seen before. Eerily beautiful and dark… like Hell frozen over. It was the perfect shooting location. To get there, you had to ski or snowshoe in and then climb a rope up an icy cliffside to get into the cave, and you had to do that carrying extremely heavy and expensive camera gear. Fortunately, I have a team of seasoned mountaineers, so that was no problem. :)
The next challenge was that it was 7º Fahrenheit. The only way to stay even remotely warm was to dress in many thick layers… not exactly the look I was going for. So, I threw a faux fur vest over my dress and into the water I went! The result was that I discovered that I’m actually allergic to the cold. No joke – I break out in hives if I get too chilled. It’s a real thing.
And that’s only the beginning of our adventure! We also had to search for medieval-looking ruins in the mountains, film a chase scene with a drone, and guide an amazing group of brave extras across a narrow pipe over a raging river. Truly, they were heroic.
At the heart of “Slow The Devil” is the idea is that we can only overcome our demons, both internal and external, with the help and support of others. Without the help of my extraordinary team, and the generous support of my followers, I certainly couldn’t create any of the music or the videos and I’m so passionate about making.
I consider myself incredibly lucky to wake up every morning and do what I love. Right now, I’m running a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to release and promote my new record. It would be a huge help to me if you would take a moment to check out the project and consider pledging! Back the project at any level, and you'll receive access to an immediate free download of "Slow The Devil"!
Here's the link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/629885626/robyn-cage-slow-the-devil