Going inside the video “Going back to our roots in Manila, where we were born, has been an exhilarating bridging of the east coast and the very east coast. We were lucky enough to collaborate with some of the Philippines’ finest actors (Annicka Dolonius & Alex Medina) and found kindred spirits with filmmakers Dominic Bekaert and Clèmentine Comoy at Zoopraxi Studio. Ghost spans the globe, and we hope our audience can see our motherland in all of its colors, from the city-pop of the capital to the lush shores of the provinces.”- Director Dean C. Marcial
Born in the Philippines, raised in New York, and currently residing in Atlanta, Georgia, Raquel Lily is an independent singer, songwriter, producer, guitarist, and online personality. She streams music performance and a variety of content, including live vlogging (IRL Streaming), Just Chatting, Social Eating, gaming, and cooking on Twitch. Graduating from UC Davis with a degree in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior, Raquel left the medical field and dove headfirst into her creative pursuit in music and began online streaming in 2017.
Her debut full-length album, Fixations, features songs narrating a coming of age story about someone going through their 20’s. Raquel confides, “Everyone’s been broken from something. You smoke some weed, you fall in love, they turn out to be a fuckboy, you’re with someone shitty, you break up, you ghost them, you still love them, you resign, you meet someone new and there’s hope again.”
Raquel confesses how her songwriting is a cathartic, emotional purge. With the simple objective to guide listeners through an impassioned ride, her songs are driven by genuine experiences from an introspective and honest place. Inspired by the likes of Whitney Houston and old-school R&B, Raquel wanted to capture a similar essence of synth-heavy, soul-soaked music. Her love for old soul groups and classics, including Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder, also shines brightly throughout her music.