David Knight - 12th Oct 2021

The second in a trilogy of videos for Self Esteem, directed by the artist herself - aka Rebecca Lucy Taylor - sees her burning up the screen entirely from behind a drumkit.

As with the first for Prioritise Pleasure, this is another riveting performance to accompany another self-revelatory track, How Can I Help You. In fact, even more so. It's just her, drumming out the primal beat of the song while lipsyncing but drawing a cathartic power from the experience -and also simply revelling in the physical act.

Ultimately it's a great device to show the artist as a courageous and charismatic performer, determined to be recognised on her own terms. Self Esteem is taking it to the next level, and it's really impressive.

PRO Credits


DirectorRebecca Lucy Taylor
ProducerRosie Brear
Production CompanyMrMr
1st ADAli Copland
Director of PhotographyJake Gabbay
Focus PullerJames Hills
2nd ACGeorgia Lee
GafferFraser Craig
Art DirectorKelli White
Make-upJess Summer
ChoreographerStuart Roger
EditorSam Allen
Editing companyHomespun
ColouristLuke Morrison
Grading companyElectric Theatre Collective
LabelFiction Records
Other creditsStill Photographer: Milly Cope

David Knight - 12th Oct 2021

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