The video for “Spanish Teenager,” the first single off of Casey Spooner’s solo album Adult Contemporary, debuted today on Nowness. It’s a wistful, sexy journey that features appearances by the Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears, Spooner’s mother, and a bunch of hot, young naked guys.
It was an internship with art-pop outfit Fischerspooner that landed photographer Luke Gilford in the director’s chair for Casey Spooner’s new video “Spanish Teenager.” Gilford documented the band’s 2009 “Between Worlds” tour in a series of prismatic images that showed at MoMA New York, and caught the imagination of its frontman. “[Spooner] sent me twenty of my pictures and said, ‘Do you think you can make a video that looks and feels like this?'” Gilford recalls. His answer, which debuts on NOWNESS today, sees washed-out seaside vignettes of an all-ages cast (Gilford’s friends and mother) projected onto the bodies of naked, real-life Adonis figures. “I wanted a kind of sun-drenched, hallucinatory, melodic, metaphysical feeling,” Spooner says.
There are lots of butts in the video, so we have put it after the jump. Don’t forget to read our Q&A with Casey Spooner if you haven’t already!