This is a throwback to a few years ago when my first single ‘Right through me‘ was released! It was shot it in a studio called ‘Ernstige Zaken’ (‘serious business’ ;)) in Amsterdam, by video company Pixelheaven. They did a wonderful job! I wanted it to be something fun and real, to really show my personality, and I think they pulled it off. What do you think? p.s. My video hit over 1 million views! 

Making of a music video: The Team

Fashion: Sepehr Maghsoudi

The video had a few fun cameos… I was thrilled that fashion designer Sepehr Maghsoudi was in it, not only a very talented man but also a great person! :) All the beautiful dresses you see in ‘Right through me’ are designed by him.

Costar: Marius Hordijk

And, because I wanted to give the Organice Your Life team a little wink, I asked Marius to be in the video with me! I’m very happy he did!

Multitasker: Joey Holthaus

Lastly, I was so glad that my good friend Joey Holthaus was with me all day! He did a fantastic job multitasking, because not only did he take awesome behind the scenes pics, he also gave me various pep talks and thoroughly checked if my cleavage still looked right throughout the day haha :D Thanks Joey!

It was very nice to work together with a nice group of people including friends.

Most watched video

I heard that ‘Right through me’ was one day even the most watched music video on YouTube in the Netherlands, and nr. 6 worldwide, unbelievable! I have worked very hard for this first milestone, hopefully the first of many. I hope you all will like it!

If you like my music, here are a few more songs I have made since Right Through me:

You can also follow me at Vocal Psychology, THE place where I teach people how to sing their heart out!

xoxo Maruja 

First published by Maruja Retana on September 30rd 2011, updated in 2019