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  • - I think every day, the wine bottle shows up

  • earlier and earlier, every day (laughs).

  • - It's just like, is it three p.m. already?

  • (laughs)

  • (upbeat music)

  • - Hi, I'm Allesso

  • - It's Liam here

  • - And, we're going to break down

  • our music video Midnight.

  • - And you are watching Playback.

  • (Electronic music)

  • - I want to talk about this song,

  • how did you guys first link up to write

  • and collaborate?

  • - The song itself kind of came about

  • and I heard it through my record label

  • and obviously you know I knew who Alesso was

  • and how many how many great songs he's made

  • and I knew it was something I wanted to jump on

  • so I kind of like recorded like a mini version

  • to send over for them to have a listen to

  • and then I think Alesso heard it

  • and then was like come over to Sweden

  • and then we'll record it properly

  • so I flew over to Sweden,

  • the song just kind of came alive that day

  • it was it was a good day.

  • - And I'm guessing this was way before

  • we had you know travel bans and isolation

  • what like, month was that when you met?

  • - Right before Christmas I think

  • when we recorded, we had all these plans

  • and music videos and stuff

  • but then this isolation thing started happening

  • so we were trying to figure out

  • how to do a music video

  • and came up with the idea of doing it online

  • Liam in London, and me in L.A.

  • It was nice also to make a music video

  • that was so simple in a way you know

  • its, its really how we do it

  • so, and we used these days to have

  • all these crazy music videos with

  • you know, it's like movies these days

  • but this kind of just went back to basic, right.

  • (electronic music)

  • - So how did you exactly co-ordinate filming,

  • like I know you said Alesso that you're in L.A.,

  • Liam in London.

  • - There was a bunch of discussions about like ideas

  • and stuff that we could do and it's just about

  • making something simple that we could achieve at home

  • you know, whilst all this was going on and luckily

  • we both had like, you know camera guys with us that were

  • really handy with a camera I mean it's so funny to watch

  • the video now because it doesn't even look like

  • we filmed it in quarantine, like it looks like

  • a proper made video which is hilarious

  • and I kind of had this outdoor space

  • and I just thought, you know,

  • while everybody is inside I might as well

  • go outside and kind of perform on the balcony

  • and it's like a little bit of escapism

  • in the video for everybody in that way I guess.

  • So yeah I mean like I say it was nice to film

  • there wasn't like anyone saying like

  • how to perform or how to do this or anything like that

  • we made all the decisions ourselves

  • and that's something that you don't often get from

  • from a music video because there's always somebody

  • else who's always trying to go like

  • oh well what if we do more like this or more like that

  • whereas we just got on with it and it came out great.

  • - What was your original concept?

  • - Yeah, I mean there was a bunch of ideas but

  • obviously you can see in the lyric videos

  • there's this like space thing in there

  • that's why you can even see on the art display

  • it kind of looks like, you know,

  • this like interstellar feeling to it

  • when I hear Liam's chorus you know in Minutes

  • so big and powerful so you're kind of like

  • it felt, you know as big as space almost

  • you know and you fall into midnight's

  • we kind of came up with this idea you know

  • that you would fall through space

  • and so that's why the lyric video

  • has that in there.

  • - That would've been fun.

  • - Yeah, yeah, yeah, I kind of want to

  • fall through space.

  • (electronic music)

  • - When it came to like you know, your wardrobe,

  • Alesso, I really love that jacket, I just want to

  • know where you got it.

  • - Oh, it's this guy, brand's name is called

  • Dust of God, and it's one of my favorite brands

  • right now because not only does he do

  • crazy cool stuff it' all like recycled clothes

  • so it's like he takes like vintage clothes that's

  • been used like they're all one pieces too

  • like there's only like unique pieces

  • like he only does one,

  • because like fashion contributes to a lot of

  • you know, global warming and all that fabrics

  • so it's cool that he's actually

  • doing something good with fashion,

  • in in that perspective, you know

  • and I liked his like Alesso on the back

  • because like Liam is obviously shining a lot

  • in this video so I was like

  • maybe I could just promote my name here.

  • (laughs)

  • - No for me I actually, I'd actually recently

  • like bought new clothes just before this start

  • I haven't bought clothes for ages

  • and then I just like bought a bunch of stuff

  • because I just was like feeling it .

  • I was kind of in the middle of like changing

  • my style over a little bit

  • and I was in the middle of like growing my hair out

  • as well because my hair was a lot, lot shorter

  • and I was just to like the point where I would

  • grow it out enough and then we got locked down

  • and my hair is like twice as long as it

  • was supposed to be but I'm kind of into it

  • right now.

  • - Yeah I wondering is that like, it that why

  • you wore the hat?

  • Or is that just your own choice?

  • - No I, I the hat thing kind of like

  • came about while I was doing my la my last fit

  • and I was like I'm going to do, I'm going to wear

  • hats for all I want I'll just wear some hats,

  • like let's do it like, I have I have a

  • cowboy hat here that I've been wearing

  • the last few days which has just been quite fun,

  • my I like, I was on facetime with Nial

  • this morning at ten A.M. with like a cowboy hat

  • and playing fortnite (laughs).

  • - Are you guys still dressing up at home

  • now that you're kind of in quarantine?

  • - No, not really I mean, its it was like

  • the music video was like the first,

  • the first day that I put on clothes

  • and I hadn't worn them since

  • and then we had to film something yesterday

  • where I had like jeans on

  • for the first time ever and I was like

  • oh my God, I hate jeans so much right now.

  • (electronic music)

  • - What's been keeping you entertained

  • when you're not writing?

  • - I know, I know what Alesso's going to say,

  • I know what he's going to say already

  • - Oh yeah?

  • - Tiger King

  • - Oh my god yeah.

  • - One of the best, one of the only good thing

  • I just had like a really chill night

  • last night when I was just drinking wine

  • and watching funny documentaries and stuff

  • like that, that's what interest's

  • me and my dog, you know that's

  • - His dog is so cute.

  • - Meet my dog. Gerbal!

  • Gerbal, come!

  • - Hello.

  • - Oh!

  • Liam, what have you been doing?

  • - I've been, I've been painting,

  • sketching a little bit, songwriting.

  • - Show us

  • - Where are my, where is my book at?

  • This is so funny, I was at an American airport

  • once and like, I came through and like

  • the woman opened my art case and then

  • this drawing just like fell out of it

  • and she was like looking at me funny I was

  • - No. (laughs)

  • - I've been like trying to make little characters

  • different things and fun stuff.

  • - When are you going to draw me?

  • - I I'll, no I'll group one up I'll

  • if you do the Tiger King remix

  • I'm going to draw you as Tiger King

  • for the front cover of the CD.

  • - Draw me like in Titanic.

  • - Draw me like one of your French girls.

  • (laughs)

  • (electronic music)

  • - And how did it like feel for you guys

  • to shoot something that was a lot

  • more intimate and smaller scale

  • after doing such big productions in the past

  • with like "Strip that down", and "We could be heroes"?

  • - It was nice,

  • - Yeah, real nice like to be able to just

  • shoot in your own personal environment like

  • - And just be your self as well.

  • - Yeah exactly you know what you do all day is

  • make music videos, they are fun

  • don't get me wrong I like to do them

  • but you obviously, you know, take on

  • a much bigger role, you you you know sometimes

  • play a character or something like that you know

  • so it's a lot.

  • - Its' difficult, I mean you know, I know

  • a lot of artists who are putting things on hold

  • and projects on hold at the moment because of that

  • that sort of thing but I'm really glad that we

  • you know have something out right now

  • and we managed to make it work

  • the video is like a moment in time,

  • you know in a way the video kind of timeless

  • because of how it's shot, but at the same time

  • it's also of the time

  • because we'll always remember that all of that

  • was something done when the world stopped

  • for a day or whatever you know

  • - This, stage that we're in right now at the moment

  • is going to change they way a lot of different

  • industries work because we're all kind of

  • finding out that we can do a lot of things

  • this way, so there's there will definitely

  • be a lot of changes but I think for music

  • videos like I think there's always going to

  • be that way and for me I do like the art form

  • of getting into a music video and figuring out

  • how it's going to look and you know

  • it's all part, it's actually part of the

  • song making process now.

  • From all the great videos that have been shot before

  • you you kind of want to compete with that,

  • you look at what like the weekend did

  • with his video and stuff like that

  • so yeah you always want to go and

  • put a lot of time into different things

  • it was just nice to do this differently

  • and give the song a different feel for once

  • you know change isn't always bad

  • and it was it was a fun experience.

  • (electronic music)

  • - And how does it just feel for you guys as artists

  • releasing music right now, like obviously this

  • song is very uplifting, what do you want fans

  • to take away from the song and from the video?

  • - It's a bit of a funky decision like obviously

  • releasing a song at a time like this,

  • but I think there's just no better way to do it

  • really and I like that this song kind of