Family Of The Year Premieres Mini-Movie Parody For “Make You Mine”; Album Out September 4
August 3, 2015 BY Nettwerk
Partnering with Billboard.com, Family Of The Year shares the official music video for lead single, “Make You Mine” from their self-titled album set for release on September 4 (via Nettwerk Records).
“We decided in the very beginning that none of us wanted to be in the video, then Joe flew last minute to Barcelona to play a jaded rock star, a super big stretch for him. Anyways, he’s a lucky bastard and we are pretty sure we made a huge mistake by not taking a free trip Spain,” says Christina Schroeter (vocals/keyboards).
For the video, the band got together with famed international production company CANADA (Phoenix, Two Door Cinema Club, Vaccines & others) and new director Marçal Forès. Filmed in Barcelona, the upbeat video plays like a short film, parodying the life of a jaded rock star amidst the social media era.
“’Make You Mine’ is a small film about love and devotion. A tribute to fandom in which after-party’s headaches go, but just like love, your posts on Instagram/Twitter last forever,” says Forès.
Watch (& Share) The Official Music Video For “Make You Mine” Here:
“’Make You Mine’ is about darkness and light…the winter and the summer. It was written during a blizzard while visiting my mom on Martha’s Vineyard. As a teenager, I remember how much we looked forward to summer and how we were just trying to get through the cold winter months. Growing up on an island that was bleak and vacant most of the year and then beautiful and full of people for three months is really interesting. There’s a lot of dark/light weirdness on this record and I think this song embodies that. It’s by far the most upbeat, happy sounding song on the record but it came from a dark place. Literally, a dark snowy night in the woods searching for a feeling that seemed so far away,” Joe adds.
Recorded in Berlin and back home in Los Angeles, the forthcoming album delivers an exciting musical progression with a more electric sound than previous releases. Family Of The Year gained notoriety with “Hero” from 2012’s Loma Vista and its featured appearance in the Oscar-nominated, Golden Globe winning film Boyhood. With 90 million combined YouTube and Spotify streams, “Hero” also became a Top 10 hit in Austria, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland.
1. Make You Mine
3. Carry Me
4. We Need Love
5. May I Miss You
6. Give a Little
7. Blue Jean Girl
8. Dead Poets
9. The Dance
10. Hey Kid