LA-based singer Molly Kate Kestner releases New Music Video for her latest single, “Get Up” Featuring Brock Monroe
Molly Kate Kestner track ‘Get Up’ was co-written with rising pop star Gigi Rowe (who’s featured in the 2017-2019 versions of the hit video game Just Dance) and Molly’s husband Brock Monroe (vocal credits include: Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl halftime show and the upcoming Animaniacs reboot on Hulu) who also produced the track and NATEK produced the vocals. The video for “Get Up” is a labor of love and the byproduct of a clear vision and determination.
Molly shares about the video, “…When life knocks you down, don’t give up… get up. Like many, 2020 was an extremely heavy year for me on micro and macro levels. I wrote this song right before our whole world flipped upside down… I had no idea how much these words would gain meaning in the following months. This song is more than just an anthem or a jam to get you pumped up. It is a commitment to myself. No matter how many times I fail, I won’t quit. I’ll learn from it, get stronger and get back to work. I might get down, but I always get up.”
The shoot was a full independent production in the midst of COVID-19. Molly and her crew of tight-knit friends and family (husband Brock Monroe as director, best friend Sarah Laos as creative director, friends Jesse Taffet [choreography] and Samuel Shelton (Kanye West’s “Jesus In King”) as director of photography, accomplished something bigger than themselves during the dark times that faced the world in 2020. Molly says:
“One of my best friend’s Sarah Laos came to me with the concept for a music video after I had sent her ‘Get Up.’ I loved the idea, but immediately felt my inner voice say, ‘I don’t think this is possible’ [due to indie budget and worldwide pandemic]… but the cool thing about obstacles [is] they force you to get creative… My husband Brock, who collaborated with me on the song immediately jumped on board and suddenly, pieces started coming together. We were able to create a tight-knit crew of close friends where each person played a vital role.
“We had to have everything planned out ahead of time virtually since everyone was socially distanced. We all had to get tested before showing up… and we only had one day with everyone to make this work. We woke up before the sun. We dug trenches in the dirt and rock. We climbed 45 minutes up a mountain with no trail in 105 degree weather. We didn’t finish shooting until the sun was going down. It was NOT easy. But it was one of the most incredible things I’ve ever done with some of the most talented people I’ve ever known. Standing on that mountain knowing that against all odds, we turned this beautiful idea into an even more stunning reality… that is a feeling I will never forget.”