The Jepettos – Chemicals

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Hailing from Belfast and Derry in Northern Ireland, alternative folk band The Jepettos’ new music video for “Chemicals” will have your heart aching in your choked up throat. This heart-wrenching duet features the married lead singers Mike and Ruth Aicken, asking those troubling questions that often pop into couples’ minds, that often follow the pattern, “If I were gone, would you…?” The music video swoops around either of them as they sing to the camera, and the couple seems to be separated by some unseen force, possibly death, as Ruth dances in a ghostly white dress and Mike tormentedly throws himself off a rooftop. He unexpectedly lands in a pool and crawls out of it sopping wet, but he’s clearly crossed over, as Ruth is now within in his sight. They find their way outside to a lush green place and lucky for these lovers, come the end of the music video, they are united in a powerful embrace.  

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Behind the scenes (Chemicals):
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Written and performed by The Jepettos
Recorded & Mixed by Rocky O’Reilly at Start Together Studios, Belfast.
Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music.
Directed by Darren Lee.
Featuring Mike & Ruth Aicken.
Dancers Ruth Aicken & Rebekah Johanson.
Choreography by Lisa Kernoghan & Ruth Aicken.
Hair and makeup by Elayne Shortell
Styling by Ruth Aicken.
Behind The Scenes footage (coming soon) by Jude McCaffrey.
Graphics by Tim Farrell & Luke Godson
Thanks to Pauline Morgan c/o Crumlin Road Gaol Regeneration Team, the Oh Yeah! Centre, Belfast & the Mac, Andy Warhol exhibition team.