We always love introducing you to new artists, and today we have an exclusive video premiere from the band Thirstbusters.
The band is made up of Zach Sorgen (20), Chase Jackson (19), Forrest Mitchell (19), and Ryan Thomas (20) whose sound can best be summed up as melodic and jazz influenced, with a pop rock-driven, feel-good vibe.
Below are some fun facts about the video:
- We wanted to start them in the same school outfits as they wore in their last video, "So There," to create a continuity, and imply that Zach was just getting home from school on Friday afternoon.
- The 1995 BMW 840ci that they all drive is drummer, Forrest Mitchell's car. Forrest is a car fanatic.
- Mike Maley, the cinematographer, would mess with Forrest between takes, by leaving garbage in the car, and pretending he had just gotten a scratch on it.
- Bassist, Chase Jackson, teaches guitar to the woman who owns the house we shot in.
- The campfire scene was shot in the Berkeley hills at Cragmont Rock Park, which overlooks the house frontman, Zach Sorgen, grew up in. We got there after 10pm, and because of after hours noise ordinances, we couldn't play our music very loudly, so we had to pretend to be louder than we were.
- The sunrise shot was shot at sunset.
- Director, Monique Sorgen got the idea to do a campfire scene when she heard the band play the song acoustic, and noticed that everyone listening was singing along by the second chorus, even those who had never heard the song before.
- Director, Monique Sorgen wanted to capture to joy of feeling young and free with no where to be.
- We shot the date scenes on the first day, and the scenes where they get ready for the date on the second day.
- All four band members appear in the shot that starts with bassist, Chase Jackson entering the bedroom, and ends with guitarist, Ryan Thomas leaving the room. You wouldn't know that frontman, Zach Sorgen, is in the shot, but in order to make it work we had to use Zach's legs to double for Chase's when he takes off his pants.
- There are no special effects in this video.
- When guitarist Ryan Thomas and actress Lily Felder are romantically walking along the Bay, he is really telling her about why he likes to eat at Taco Bell.
- When actress Madison Williams kissed frontman, Zach Sorgen in the video, it was her first kiss EVER.
- The band members' parents took turns bringing lunch and dinner to the set.
- The video was shot in a day and a half.
- The band members are all wearing polo shirts from target and Onitsuka Tiger shoes.