What?! Another music video?! Yes! I put out a video for “Ooh La La (Ooh La La La La La La)” at the launch of Somniphobia last year. I felt like doing another one. Most of the songs have about the same amount of marketable value, but I quickly settled on “Dungarees” being the next video.
Why did I choose “Dungarees?” I’m pretty sure the lyrics for “Dungarees” were the very first that I wrote for Somniphobia. So the song is special for at least that reason. On top of that, my vocal performance was almost passable, which is more than I can say for most of my songs. And for better or for worse, I was able to permeate it with a bunch of randomness in the choruses.
So once I decided on the song, it was time to brainstorm the visuals. The verses are mostly serious, and I could have had filmed new stuff , but I focused on the feeling the choruses gave me: random weirdness.
Nothing in the video was shot specifically for it. There’s a smattering of videos and still photos. I think the newest thing in there was from last fall, and the oldest thing was from 2008, maybe. On one hand, it felt cheap to repurpose all that content, but on the other hand it felt perfect. The lyrics in the choruses are silly and strange, so the pictures swapping in time to the music makes sense.
I’m still no expert at making videos, obviously, but I’m getting there. Between the failed “Kill the Buffalo” video, the “Ooh La La” video, now “Dungarees,” and a better PC setup, I am more equipped to do this.