“Rising star DVNA continues her winning streak with ‘Half Past Sober’”
– Emma Jones, Purple Sneakers
“…seriously worth keeping an eye on…”
“a truly fucking mindblowing song”
– Nic Kelly, Project U
Following the immense success of the single release, DVNA (pron. da-na) returns today with the deeply emotive music video for ‘Half Past Sober.’
Directed by Alex Greaves, the music video premiered via triple j Unearthed and heartbreakingly juxtaposes the bliss of new love with the hurt that follows when it ends. Explaining her vision for the video, DVNA said that she wanted it “to be real and super raw. We shot on a combination of film and camcorder to establish the narrative in the purest, most personal form and kept the wardrobe very minimal.” As a result, the video feels like an intimate snapshot into a relationship gone wrong: the highs, the lows and the crushing emptiness of losing love.
However, shooting parts of the music video at an electrical field in Melbourne wasn’t all smooth sailing. As DVNA explained, “my manager – bless his soul – drove us out to the electrical field in his little Mazda2, but the road to get there was FULL of water-filled potholes and slimy mud with no way of getting around it. We had to drive through it all and the poor car was beaten, battered and bruised.” Despite these trials and tribulations, however, they got the shot.
Telling a true story of heartache and betrayal, ‘Half Past Sober’ hit home with fans and tastemakers alike after its premiere with triple j’s Home and Hosed. Amassing 20k streams, a slot on Spotify’s ‘New Music Friday’ and ‘Just Chill’ playlists as well as Apple Music’s ‘Rising R&B’, Half Past Sober has also received praise from Purple Sneakers, AAA Backstage and NME among others. With a few other surprises to come in the next few weeks and more music on the way for DVNA, this Gold Coast artist is on the up and up.
Watch the new music video for ‘Half Past Sober’ – OUT NOW.