Alex Kennedy is a British singer-songwriter and musician from Surrey with a big voice and even bigger aspirations. Alex Kennedy produces a mixture of material, from soft melody acoustic tracks to heavier alternative rock songs. Alex Kennedy switches up his identity to create excitement through his work.
Alex wrote ‘Baby Steps’ a few months before his daughter was born. It’s a song that conjures up all the different thoughts and feelings that he had of bringing a child into the world from both utter excitement to complete fear of the unknown.
“Baby Steps, in my mind, is a very visual song so it was a lot of fun creating the video. There’s a narrative that moves through it which I wanted to highlight and I thought an animated movie would do this best.
I visited the studio at Fudge Animation and we threw lots of different ideas around the table. Fortunately for me, they loved the song and were very much on board with making something beautiful. As you would for making any video, we created a storyboard starting from before the baby is born, growing up through adolescence and then eventually getting married with the father giving his daughter away. We chose a classic, almost retro art style where everything has been lovingly hand-drawn. Emmanuel at Fudge Studios came up with the fantastic idea of ‘rewinding time’ at the very end of the video so we get this sort of flashback moment through all the stages of family life-ending back to the beginning when the baby is first held.”
Watch the video for ‘Baby Steps’ – BELOW: