Fields of Gold is one of Sting’s best known songs and I wouldn’t normally choose it but I’ve always thought this line is one of his most sexy.
It’s kinda one of those things always talked about as romantic and a bit dreamy, every school boys fantasy. A roll in the golden corn on a warm summer’s day.
The shoot was an odd one really as we shot the ‘hanging’ one first and it was only after Tinkerbella found a small area of un-harvested ‘barley’ that we decided to shoot it. We had to quickly change our mindset and mood to shoot something totally different which isn’t always easy. I wasn’t sure it should be a nude but when we shot it, it just seemed pure and right.
(On a sidenote about the song, it’s always slightly annoyed me that on the recording, Sting does that annoying thing of ‘softening’ the hard p’s and b’s in words to stop popping in the microphone. Consequently words like ‘upon’ become ‘uvon’ and ‘barley’ occasionally change to ‘varley’. Personally I’d rather a slight pop!)