Allison Ponthier Releases New Song “Autopilot”
- American singer-songwriter Allison Ponthier has released a new song “Autopilot” along with a music video.
The song received its first play during BBC Radio 1's Future Artists with Jack Saunders.
It was written by Allison Ponthier, Ethan Gruska, Adam Melchor and Jason Suwito. Produced by Jason Suwito.
“‘Autopilot’ originally started out as a song about my phobia of driving. I’m 26 years old and I’ve had my permit three times, but ultimately the responsibility of driving has always terrified me,” explains Ponthier. “While it started out as a song about something silly, it ended up being an exercise to write about my weaknesses. I don’t like to tell people how to interpret my songs, but I think ‘Autopilot’ can take on a double meaning about trying to break through the feeling of going through the motions.”
- The video was directed by Jared Asher Harris. She told Jack Saunders about the video, “I mean, I obviously have a lot of help. They're crazy, like big videos, but I am very, very much at the wheel of all of the videos. It's one of my favorite things to do. It's like one of the greatest joys of my life other than music. I'm a big movie fan and all of the concepts are mine. I'm constantly making mood boards, drawing things out talking one on one with directors and I just feel very, very supported to make these videos but it is a lot of work. This one took like six months from concept to execution.”
She said how to explain her vision in making the video, “So when I first started making music videos, and I didn't know what I want what I wanted like the music video universe to look like, I watched like 40 movies. I'm more inspired by movies and other people's music videos. And I compiled them into a huge like mood board PowerPoint, where I wrote out why I loved all of these different screenshots for movies, and it's literally like 40 pages long every single time I'll make like a huge mood board inspired by different movies or photographers or honestly just things I see out in life that I love.”
- source : BBC Radio 1