Friday, February 13, 2009

FRENCH BOY


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.

13 comments:

Rion said...

LOVE IT.

stephanieLand said...

congratulations!!! i fucking love this video. teee!

Michelle said...

LOL!!! What fun. I pretend to be too cool for pop, but this is VERY catchy, and the most awesome clip I have seen in a long time.

I'm going to have to share it.

margaret said...

Je l'adooooorrrre! So, how much convincing did it take to get your FB in front of the camera?

KFD said...

Haha, just a bit of convincing needed but when we showed up with a 12 person crew, he realized it was actually more serious than I had previously explained....but by then it was too late. :)

Daniel said...

Can we have the lyrics? I don't get all the words...

Anne said...

What a hoot....you could be the next Internet phenomenon with this one!

GinaMarie said...
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KFD said...

I'll type up the lyrics shortly. xx Dana

A Seattleite in Paris said...

Very catchy song!

Anonymous said...

IT'S GREAAAAAAAAAAAAAT !!!!!!!!!

J'ai beaucoup beaucoup beaucoup RI ! So much fun.

Pamela said...

Hi Dana.

This song is fantastic! I'm going to put the video on Francophilia (www.francophilia.com) in April.

Merci !

Pamela

Pink Peony said...

LOL very cute. :)