Los Angeles-based D.A Stern has released a new visual for his single, ‘Tall Girlfriend’. The visual has a retro feel including the clothing, hair styles and the style of the visual. It reminds me of Weird Al with it’s comedic take on love. I love the 80’s pop inspired melody and light vocals that help create this story.
About the video D.A. Stern says:
The video for “Tall Girlfriend” is pretty much a literal interpretation of a joke. The song follows, more or less, a set-up/punchline structure so we wanted the video to emphasize the humor behind it. It was obvious that we needed two people who were exceptionally mismatched in height so casting was everything. Thaddeus Ruzicka, who directed the video, took it up a notch by introducing a story about a tall businesswomen’s convention, which always reminded me of Romy and Michele in the best way. There is no real reason for why I’m dressed in a cheap rococo costume, other than it was lying around and seemed to underline the surreal inanity of the whole thing.
The track is from D.A. Stern’s Mmxxtape will be released September 25, an EP featuring covers and collaborations with artists such as Fat Tony & Colleen Green, Chris Tomson of Vampire Weekend, Ben Hozie of BODEGA and more.
His full-length Slumberland debut, 2018’s Aloha Hola, was an impressive collection of ornate, hook-laden power-pop. Its proficiency and economy of writing recalled R.E.M. or Big Star while its simultaneously wry and introspective lyrics evoked Harry Nilsson. I love this new style of comedic music, I can’t wait to hear the full project.