Take singer Tessa Violet. Add indie-pop group lovelytheband. Combine in a ‘Twilight’ homage — with a particular cameo — and what do you get? An ‘off the wall’ concept for a music video that she tells HL simply ‘freaking works.’
It’s been 13 years – is it secure to get nostalgic for Twilight? Tessa Violet actually thinks so, and the music video for “Video games” appears to again her up. The newest from alt-pop singer sees her and a few mates recreating the Cullen household baseball recreation from the primary Twilight movie (with Tessa flawlessly nailing Ashley Greene’s ballet-kick pitch.) All of it goes properly, however who ought to seem, however lovelytheband, subbing in for the trio of depraved bloodsuckers from the movie (with Jordan Greenwald even carrying Victoria’s white fur coat.) If that wasn’t wild sufficient, enter Peter “Carlile Cullen” Facinelli in an sudden cameo, and it’s 2008 another time,
“Twilight has simply actually been within the zeitgeist currently. I see it throughout my ‘For You Web page’ on TikTok, and it bought me considering,” Tessa tells HollywoodLife. “There are three folks in pretty, and there are three baddies who enter the baseball scene within the film. It simply appeared like such a humorous and off-the-wall concept. It made me assume, ‘can we make a critical music video for this music that’s so absurd?’ And to reply the second half, I actually went into it being like, [laughs] ‘I feel it is a nice concept however is it going to work?’ it took every little thing coming collectively in that ultimate second with shade, video results, and Peter’s cameo and out of the blue it was like YES – this freaking works.”
This collab got here courtesy of Tessa and lovelytheband’s deliberate 2020 tour, which – like largely every little thing – was canceled as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. “Video games” initially comes from Tessa’s debut album, 2019’s Unhealthy Concepts, and the rework would have been a particular deal with for followers who noticed the tour dwell. Whereas followers didn’t get to see the 2 acts carry out this new rendition, they did get an outstanding video that noticed all of them dwell out their sparkly vampire fantasies. So, win-win?
Each Tessa and lovelytheband will carry on successful as they proceed their respective rises to the highest of the music world. Since dropping Unhealthy Concepts, Tessa has been crushing the music recreation – which is apropos, since her single “Crush” has greater than 94 million streams on Spotify alone. In 2020, she additionally teamed with Cavetown (“Smoke Alerts”), Misterwives (“Bored”), and Chloe Moriondo to transform her music “Phrases Ain’t Sufficient.” As for lovelytheband, 2020 noticed the group launch conversations with myself about you.