“I feel that my career has had many ups and downs, but as long as you keep doing it that’s all that matters”
Jesse: So the video’s incredible. Its a very different style for you, gravitating more towards a visually independent art film. What was your vision for this video?
“The next day we did this video, and it was really quick chemistry, she’s really easy to get along with, super positive, way more positive than I am.”
Jesse: What was it like working with Luciana?
Jesse: Did you do any of the color correcting on the video?
Jesse: All the little people bouncing around reminds me of Diplo’s videos. Its more of an art film.
Jesse: This part is one of my favorite parts. Is that Luciana?
Jesse: And is this a loop backwards, right?
Jesse: You guys have great chemistry.
Jesse: I think you look fine.
Jesse: Do you think you’ll work with her again?
Jesse: There’s one line I wanted to ask you about:
Jesse: Obviously a lot of drug references, are drugs involved in your creative process or is that because you wanted to make it a club vibe?
Jesse: You are very deliberate about the use of color in your videos, for example in the “Ice Cream Truck” video you painted the walls of your apartment Mexicana Rose. What interests you about the video as an art form?
“My goal is to make the video look how the song sounds and that’s why this video isn’t like anything I’ve done before; the sound’s progressing.”
Jesse: Well yea, the guys pull their pants down and show their butts. I suppose they could be straight though.
Jesse: You mentioned having friends in the video- with the exception of this one, your music videos tend to be centered around a group of friends having fun together as opposed the lone artist. How do your community and art coincide, what’s the relationship?