It’s become easier and cheaper than ever to make a music video these days. All you need is a half-decent camera, or webcam, and some sort of expensive editing software leeched from a torrent. Gone is the time that videos were something that only the likes of dollar bill tossing rap stars could afford, all followed by a MTV film crew for some glitzy behind-the-scene documentary.
Nowadays these programmes wouldn’t be so exciting. Enthralling footage of hip-hop honeys waiting to dance on cue would be replaced by a heavily-caffeinated graphic design student trawling through hours upon hours of their old family holiday videos, splicing them together, whilst getting biscuits crumbs all over the keyboard.
But Macks Faulkron, of Wet Paint bassist fame, gives us a little bit of a surreal twist on the whole homemade, nostalgia-tinged video trend we’re currently experiencing (yes, we promise not to mention Lana Del Rey… oh wait, dammit!). His new video for ‘Hairspray’ shows the musician interspersed and superimposed into random daytime TV and B-grade movie clips, all in time with the music and everything.
Faulkron said of the track:
“It’s an ambitious track featuring guitars and other live instruments along with crazy vocals and electronic noises in a punk-dance explosion of musical Tourette’s.”
‘Hairspray’ is available now on limited edition vinyl or via download from Records Records Records.