Sophie De Quay

It was a summer night in 2014 on a rooftop in Shanghai. A group of friends came together and made a promise to keep living with a burning desire to make a difference in this world, each in its own unique way.

Sophie De Quay, the talented duo behind the hit summer anthem “Rooftop,” provided me with some inspiration for their next music video, with the aim of capturing the essence of the song.

“Rooftop” is the lead single from Sophie De Quay’s new album “Y,” which represents a promise kept. With lyrics like “There is a reason we are all here, we’re young and bold, we do not fear,” the song embodies a sense of youthful exuberance and fearlessness.

To create a music video that captures the spirit of the song, the duo provided me with some key inspirations.

The video evokes a sense of freedom and adventure, with cityscapes and skylines, and people living life to the fullest. The goal was to create a music video that inspires people to chase their dreams and live with passion, just like the friends on that Shanghai rooftop did all those summers ago.


Art Direction, editing, motion design: Marie Pichonnaz
Camera: David Nguyen | Duchieudav
Lights: Rémi Von Aw
Extras assistant: Wendy Theytaz
Extras: Aï-Lody Theytaz, Christian Ebel, Léa Noukakis, Carol de Quay, Ludovic Loretan, Mélissa Fratalocchi, Patricia Graziani, Thomas Rohrbasser-Rey, Valentin Henin, Wendy Theytaz, Lilia Cretegny
Products: La cave de Genève, La distillerie Morand
Production: Sophie de Quay Projects


Sophie De Quay