Sy Smith’s Sometimes a Rose Will Grow in Concrete album was released in 2018, and still going strong. She has just released a video for “Camelot” off the album, and decided to take us on a journey to Africa.
“Camelot” was written and produced by Smith. The beautiful scenic visuals of the music video were directed by Shawn Carter Peterson, and shot in Tanzania, East Africa on an iPhone 10 device. It opens on the island of Zanzibar featuring its expansive beaches and inland in the Jozani Forest. Later we join Smith on safari in different parts of the vast East African nation’s landscape – the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, and Tarangire National Park. The music video has just been added to BET SOUL and MUSIC CHOICE.
“Camelot – as we know from fairytales – is a fictitious place, meant to represent a sort of castle estate for fairytale love stories,” mentions Smith. “This song is about a girl dreaming of a love that she can see so clearly that it seems real to her, but she knows it’s all in her mind. It’s her own personal Camelot – a fantasy and figment of her imagination.”
“The inspiration of this video was two-fold – 1) To have my love interest actually be a place instead of a person. In this case, the love interest is this beautiful region of the earth called Tanzania. 2) To relocate the idea of Camelot from what is normally considered (a medieval castle-like fortress associated with a legendary King Arthur somewhere in old Great Britain) to a REAL place, in this case – these majestic regions of Tanzania,” she adds.
Smith is currently traveling the country on her national The Camelot Promotional Tour in support of her latest single release. Remaining cities and dates are as follow; Austin, Texas (March 5), and Houston, Texas (March 8).
For tickets and additional information, please visit www.SySmith.com
Watch the video below.