New Jersey's Deal Casino has a rule about making movies. "We have all these concepts and we understand we’ve got zero to make any of them occur," frontman Joe P tells Streets Talkin. "So you've received to have the ability to say the concept of the music video in a single sentence. If you are able to do that, we are able to largely doubtless get it finished at no cost."
Evidence is in the clip for "French Blonde," premiering completely under from Deal Casino's upcoming sophomore album, LLC.
The black-and-white video, shot in a junkyard close to Long Branch the place Deal Casino has filmed earlier than, focuses on P getting a tattoo, smoking cigarettes and grooving to the tune, with some excessive close-ups alongside the way in which. All with French subtitles. The choreography is minimal, nevertheless it works nonetheless.
"We had no plan when it got here all the way down to filming; The concept was for me to carry out the music and simply sort of lose my thoughts and see what occurs," P says. "We simply sort of let the music take over and create the entire feeling of what I ought to do. We didn't do too many takes, possibly 5 or 6." P drew somewhat blood at one level when he ran quick in the direction of director Tony Yebra's digicam lens and hit it full-on together with his face. The tattoo sequence, in the meantime, was a bit nerve-wracking for the frontman.
"Usually they write (the tattoo) backwards, however for the aim of the video he needed to do it in the precise order," P recollects. "(The artist) was like, 'Oh man, I’m nervous,' which sort of made me nervous, a bit. He saved asking particular issues, like 'Do you need it to be this massive?' and stuff, and I used to be like, 'Man, it's all as much as you…' But he killed it. It was fairly loopy."
The "French Blonde" single and video are thumping the drum for LLC, which is due out Nov. 16. Though it's the quartet's second full-length, P says that "it felt like our first album in plenty of methods," with a brand new producer, Eric Romero, and the group commanding extra management and enter than it had on its self-titled 2017 debut.
"Looking again on that first (album), we had been like, man, (the producer) had plenty of management," P says. "So when it got here round to (LLC) it was like, 'Alright, what can we do now that's simply us. Let's be simply us.'" Deal Casino and Romero repaired to a residential studio on North Carolina to put in writing and file, and the outcomes — extra polished and crafted, with a larger use of synthesizers to each thicken and sweeten the sound — was in step with the group's ambitions.
"We went away for 12 days and simply did no matter we wished," P says. "There was a plan, however after we received there the whole lot simply modified, and it was actually us realizing what we wished to do with none affect from somebody older than us or greater than us speaking about how, 'You ought to do that, you must do this…' It felt like we had been let unfastened, and in doing that we found plenty of issues we wished to do with out realizing we wished to do it — and now we’ve got a greater concept of what we need to do for our subsequent one, too."
Deal Casino will start touring on Nov. 10 — "Our first 'actual,' tour," in accordance with P — primarily opening for the Wrecks, with a number of headlining dates via Dec. 9.