Friday, February 13, 2009
It has arrived. My dance pop music video homage to French boys....
In the middle of making my album, I got tired of producing sad songs so one night on a lark, I wrote a dance song as a joke called French Boy. An homage to my inner francophile. I played it for Jeff Byrd, my co-producer and he flipped out. Said we had to produce the track. I sighed, said "but it's just a JOKE" song...he persisted so we made a rough cut of the song. My filmmaker friend Corey Tatarczuk heard the track and flipped out. Said we had to make a dance video. So we started working on the storylines. Ninjas! Breakdancing! Girl fight! First thing we needed....some real live French boys. I convinced FB and his friend they had to star in it by telling them all they had to do was walk around all day smoking and looking French. It quickly spiraled into a three day 12 person crew shoot at Princeton University and Institute For Advanced Studies (Einstein's academic home). The result is my most favorite video, shot with the help of my friends and forever ingrained in my head as "that magical weekend".
This is for all you French boys out there.
This American girl totally loves you.