Mel Jade’s ‘Hollywood': A Lush, Suburban Pop Daydream (Video Premiere)
"Real life with all its summer jobs, heartbreaks, shopping centers and public pools is just as cinematic and beautiful as any Hollywood movie," claims Mel Jade. "And that's exactly what I wrote this song about."
Of course, Mel is referring to "Hollywood" — the gorgeous Australian indie-pop babe's latest single off her recently self-released, aptly-titled sophomore album, Dreamsick—the dreamy, summery video for which premieres exclusively today here on PopCrush!
The Aussie pop singer-songwriter is known for her colorful DIY spirit (case in point: the self-filmed video for her 2012 synth-pop ballad "We Could Make A Movie" has over 1.1 million views to date), as well as her penchant for turning the ordinary into the extraordinary. "Hollywood," a hazy, melodic electro-pop ballad with light, lo-fi urban beats, is exactly that—an ode to seeing the wonder and fantasy in everyday, mundane suburban life.
In Mel Jade's world, paradise is found in a parking lot, a tennis court, or even an industrial shipping yard. Explains Mel, "The video was filmed in the backstreets of Sydney. I wanted to take typical, ordinary scenes and make them a little more extraordinary to represent the meaning of the song. We put Givenchy in a park playground, a glamorous make-up table in the back of an old truck, and a smoking DeLorean in the middle of a suburban street with all these other parked cars. The video is a montage of all those fantastical suburban moments."
Take a look at the video premiere below:
So just remember, the next time you're stuck wasting your youth away in line at the DMV... this is your Hollywood, people. Embrace it!