Whodat – NEW VIDEO FOR Emmit Fenn BY PATRICK JEAN
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.”