Let me first start off by saying, Yall got Mrs. Campbell-Martin effed all the way up!
Its been nearly 20 years since Tisha Campbell-Martin has released new music, but it seems the actress, best known for her five-season run as Gina Waters on the popular 90s sitcom Martin, is making her way back on the scene with her latest single “Steel Here.”
Produced by B. Slade, the song is a declaration of sorts and a return to what Tisha, 46, describes as her “exodus.”
“This is where it all began for me. I am a singer first and acting came later. Being an actress is what I do but music is who I am,” Campbell-Martin shared. “For many people acting was my genesis but music is my exodus. I feel most comfortable behind the mic. That’s where I feel most at home. As an artist I want to affect people. I like to make people laugh, think, shed a tear, heal…This outlet is important to me because I can connect to people in a different way.”
The video gives us everything we want in visuals, dancing, costumes, emotion, and cinematography. Tisha took her instagram today to send a special thanks to award-winning fashion movie director Viktorija Pashuta, and dishes on recently receiving a five page letter from someone who raped her at the age of 3. With that being said, the video is definitely and ode to new life, and you can peep the life giving visual below. Leave your truth in our comment section!
I was very lucky to be able to work with an award-winning fashion movie director @viktorija_pashuta understood the importance of the lyrical content of the song, “Steel Here.” Viktorija asked me to come up with one event that may have seemed trying while i was experiencing it but i turned into a positive. I shared with her how fortunate I was to recently receive a five page apology letter from the person who raped me when I was three years old. When the letter arrived, it blessed me. It allowed me to FORGIVE and I’m so incredibly grateful. So with that, Viktorija begins the story with a man writing the letter, then you see him writing the words on my body…Words taken from the actual letter. She illustrated the theme of #forgiveness in the mirrored room where I have to really look at myself and fight my own demons. She also used beauty and fashion along with famed choreographer @tophatro dancers who emerge from the 9ft coutour gown which represents releasing negative emotions (grudge, anger, self-deprivation, etc) Thank you Viktorija and Rosero you both are a beautiful storytellers new #SteelHereVideo http://vevo.ly/7s9u3B The single is available on iTunes http://apple.co/1JkPLsU
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