The Artist Explains: 60 East - 'What Am I Doing Here' feat. Ariano
60 East talks to us about his music video for deceptively upbeat single, ‘What am I doing Here’ which was inspired by Oasis’ 90s visuals for ‘Wonderwall’.
’What Am I Doing Here’ explores the theme of being let down by the one you love and is taken from 60 East and Ariano’s collaborative ’Circles’ EP.
Where was the video for 'What am I Doing Here?' filmed?
A Warehouse in Los Angeles/Pomona, California
How does the video connect with the song?
We wanted to express the EP title ‘Circles’ and the idea of us not being on the same page, ever.
Do you have any behind the scenes stories you could share with us?
Last minute the Producer/Singer of the record Ariano had to cancel on the day of the shoot, so we ended up having to shoot his scenes later at a different location, but it worked out because that location was also great.
Could you tell us about the ideas/ themes/ imagery used?
Yes we actually were inspired y the 90's Music Video Wonderwall by Oasis. I had told my director Wackoe I had wanted to re-create and or make a "hip-hop version of the video so we rented an old camera and recorded on an actual tape and had to convert the footage.
Is there a message the video is trying to convey?
In a sense we were trying to convey that the couple could not seem to get it right no matter how much we tried. I hope people just take away the music and enjoy the visuals and creativity.
Interview feature by Karla Harris