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Emmit Fenn x Patrick Jean - Whodat


For his latest release ‘Whodat’ California based singer, songwriter and producer Emmit Fenn teamed up with LA based director Patrick Jean resulting in this beautifully playful music video.

We’ll never look at a pigeon in the same way again.

We caught up with Emmit to find out a little more about the thinking and process behind the video.

“I was in New York a couple of months ago for work and one of my favorite things to do in my free time is to just walk around aimlessly. I love New York in that way. At one point, I was playing super groovy old house music for some reason and while I was listening I saw this pigeon just walking to the beat of the song. I had never seen something so confident before. Honestly, I think in the moment I just really wanted to be that pigeon.

I went back to where I was staying that night, pulled out my laptop, and made a song about the pigeon. It must of taken me no longer than 30 minutes. I think a lot of people think my music is about relationships or these really emotional experiences but in reality, they’re usually about things like seeing a pigeon across the street and getting jealous of its confidence. I thought the only way to truly show people what the song was about was literally showing them what the song was about. So that’s what we did.

For the animation, I reached out to my friend Patrick Jean who is an absolutely insane animator, every time I have the opportunity to work with him he blows me away. I pitched him the idea not thinking he would do something so ridiculous and without hesitation, he was fully on board. I think it was just an opportunity for both of us to create something purely for the fun of it. It ended up becoming a super collaborative project as well because I was he was animated, the pigeon would do things that we wanted to be emphasized so I would end up changing the song to fit it. I’m still absolutely blown away by how it turned out.”


Emmit Fenn – Instagram
Patrick Jean – Vimeo

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