Somerlyn always admired "Nick's songwriting and production talents," and says it was "a big dream... to work on a song with him." She came up with the idea for the song. Meanwhile, Nick happened to be "working on this track and this melody and it just really fit." The result, "Parachute," is smooth and dance-friendly, with the kind of kick-drum and piano that fits well next to uptempo hits from Duke Dumont and Gorgon City.
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Some artists let a director take the reins during the making of a music video, but Somerlyn was heavily involved in all aspects, paying attention to the small details -- she designed her own outfit -- and the big picture, "the overall aesthetic." (She credits her interest in design to her mother.)
Somerlyn even did her own stunts, which left her with plenty of bruises after the shoot. It was especially hot filming in the desert outside Los Angeles. "We were all delirious," she jokes.
"I'm excited to see what happens with 'Parachute'... and happy to finally have something like this video that really conveys who I am and what I want to be as an artist," Somerlyn says.
There is more music in the works, either an EP or an album, but Somerlyn hasn't decided yet. She's been working for long enough to know there's no need to rush.