We had the pleasure of filming Martyn Josephs new song "NYE (a song for the NHS) in Acapela Studios Pentrych.
As I had been somewhat of a recluse editing away on a project we were unaware of the journey a group of folk artists had been on in order to create this unique and powerful song.
In November last year folk musicians gathered to celebrate 800 years of British democracy. The British folk dance and song society commissioned artists including Martyn from all over the UK to create songs to contribute to the "Sweet Liberties" Project.
The artists poured through parliamentary archives to find inspiration and retreated to a cottage in Cambridgeshire to compose, Martyn then took this one step further and decided to record the song in his studio in Cardiff
Martyn wanted to create something very intimate and powerful, really stripping back any fancy effects or creative filmmaking styles, we were also challenge to turn the stunning Acapela studio floor into something completely bare, making the audience really pay attention to the words of the song rather than the visuals.
Here is Martyn Joseph "Nye (A song for the NHS)