Exclusive: KICCC Discusses the Cinematic Music Video for ‘Wine’

by Jeremy Spirogis

Carson Cheng, recognized professionally as KICCC, is a Canadian-Chinese singer and burgeoning solo artist. On July 8, KICCC launched a music video for his single “Wine.” Following his earlier releases “Here” and “Control,” the “Wine” music video completes his cinematic trilogy. In an electronic mail interview, KICCC discussed his expertise filming the “Wine” music video and his upcoming album The Water Knows.

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KICCC bought his begin as an actor

Showbiz Cheat Sheet: Before specializing in music you have been an actor. How did you first get into appearing? 

KICCC: I studied to be a efficiency artist in faculty and after graduating I appeared for various alternatives. I began taking appearing lessons for movie and tv. Eventually, I bought scouted and began working overseas in Hong Kong as an actor. I bought to be in some brief movies and tv reveals in order that was a fantastic sensible expertise.

Showbiz Cheat Sheet: What inspired you to shift your profession path from appearing to music?

KICCC: I shifted in direction of making music as a result of I wished to attach with my work as a creator once more. As a rookie actor, I didn’t have a lot sway when it got here to what sort of story I used to be going to be telling. I spotted that I wanted to stay creatively productive to really feel fulfilled and music turned my method of doing that. Music and the various things that accompany it has given me a holistic technique of expression.

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How KICCC got here up with the identify of his album

Showbiz Cheat Sheet: The Water Knows is the title behind your upcoming album. Is there a narrative or a particular which means behind the way you got here up with the title?

KICCC: Yes! The Water Knows for me is a self-affirmation that has allowed me to remain convicted in pursuing my targets. A few years in the past on a piece journey in Seoul, I occurred upon a creepy message written within the nook of an odd elevator that mentioned one thing about water and realizing one thing (it was in Korean and it didn’t make sense).

At first, I used to be actually disturbed by it as a result of the constructing I noticed that message in was giving off unhealthy vibes. After a few days of it being behind my thoughts, I went to see a well-known fortune-teller for enjoyable with my friend. I actually don’t keep in mind a lot of what she mentioned however in some unspecified time in the future, she mentioned I used to be water.

A bunch of issues simply began clicking in my head and it made me understand that I wanted to take heed to my instinct extra as a result of deep inside I have already got the solutions I’m on the lookout for. In brief, there’s a whole lot of psychological gymnastics and it’s taken on way more which means past the origin at this level.

Showbiz Cheat Sheet: What has the writing course of been like for The Water Knows?

KICCC: The writing course of for The Water Knows has been very reflective and felt like a option to course of a whole lot of what I used to be feeling previously few years. It speaks to my fantasies, fears, happiness, and different issues. I believe for some time I didn’t verify in with myself and writing the songs on the album turned a method of getting a dialog with myself.

The ‘Wine’ music video is a cinematic expertise

Showbiz Cheat Sheet: What was your expertise like filming the “Wine” music video?

KICCC: It was fairly emotional being that it’s the final of the trilogy. There have been a whole lot of difficult scenes that required a whole lot of planning and preparation by the crew. Knowing that I felt a whole lot of stress to make certain I’d do my half after I needed to get in entrance of the digicam. That can be essentially the most rewarding a part of filming as a result of on the finish once you get the shot it’s a fantastic feeling.

I’m very fortunate that I bought to share the display screen with an incredible forged of expertise that made the imaginative and prescient come to life with their performances. I additionally need to thank Athina, who was the lead dancer and my reverse within the music video. We needed to shoot a scene that was very emotionally weak and intimate and her openness and emotional depth made it my favorite scene from the entire video.

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Showbiz Cheat Sheet: The “Wine” music video reveals the method of reincarnation with a phoenix character. How does this relate to your artistry and the message of the track?

KICCC: Brock Newman, the director of the music video, got here to me with the thought of reincarnation as an alternate type of “possibility.” It associated to my journey as an artist as I’ve had cases the place I needed to let sure issues go with a view to transfer on to one thing else. Within that transient area, there’s a vulnerability and that pertains to the message of the track.

KICCC on the music video’s idea

Showbiz Cheat Sheet: “Wine” is the ultimate track of your trilogy sequence and follows “Here” and “Control.” What themes did you need to discover with these three songs and music movies?

KICCC: The frequent idea and theme explored with these three music movies is the concept that potentialities and outcomes are infinite. They present up in another way in every video however for me, it speaks to our skills as folks to make adjustments inside our self, to reinvent ourselves.

Showbiz Cheat Sheet: Music is extremely subjective and your followers may interpret your songs in another way than you do. While the music video and lyrics for “Wine” might be left to interpretation, what do you’re taking away from the track and your expertise of making it?

KICCC: I would like folks listening to the track to narrate to the consolation of vulnerability and perceive that biding time just isn’t egocentric. I believe we have to handle ourselves a bit extra, take time for your self as a result of it’s good to recharge with a view to proceed on if you end up wanted and prepared once more.

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