From greyscale film of the thirties to the effervescent 1950s, former The Voice champion Chevel Shepherd and Netflix’s Charlie Gillespie of Julie and the Phantoms costar in Chevel’s latest music video for “Good Boy,” available today from her debut EP Everybody’s Got A Story. The video finds the pair depicting first dates through the decades.
Gillespie, a Kenny Ortega protégé (Julie and the Phantoms director and executive producer), and The Voice season 14 Team Kelly Clarkson singer met while on set of an Ortega-directed live production of the rock musical Hair in which they were cast opposite one another in the lead roles. “I’ve been eager to collaborate with Charlie again – his lively spirit is infectious and he’s a great friend of mine. He was the perfect person to help me bring this song to life,” shares the 18-year-old New Mexico native.
Filmed in The Four Corners area where she grew up, Chevel relied on local landmarks to build the music video’s set upon – TJ’s diner and Allen Theater. Conceptualized by the singer, director David Dibble helped bring her vision to life as formerly done with music videos like “Just Like the Circus” as well as well as heartache-to-hope ballad “The Letter.”
The music video for “Good Boy” arrives on the heels of Chevel’s debut EP, Everybody’s Got A Story, released on Friday, March 26. The seven-song collection includes tracks written by acclaimed songwriters like Kacey Musgraves, Shane McAnally, Brandy Clark and more.
Chevel told People magazine in an interview that the new EP “is like a symbol of hope and light amid the pandemic. [I’ve been able] to just spend time with my family. Being home is a good thing and [it’s] giving me time to work on even more music. I’ve just been looking on the positive side of things.”