teamwork. (Phil Bentley and Taylor Bird) is a songwriting-production duo based in Los Angeles, California. Not too long ago, they released a music video for their “Wasted Summer” single alongside (singer) John K and (pop duo) Loote.
teamwork. – “Wasted Summer” music video with Loote & John K
“‘Wasted Summer’ is a song that we feel really reflects our experiences with the rush of an exciting relationship. We wanted the video to reflect what that felt like, and when the director Chris Grieder suggested the Instagram Story concept we knew it would be a great fit. The spontaneity and fun in the clips we felt really reflect what those emotions feel like at the moment” – explains teamwork.
‘Wasted Summer’ explores the emotions behind that first great love. It’s a universal experience: love is lived in the moment and all that matters is being together. But transitioning into adulthood often means that reality gets in the way of the passion of youth. Suddenly those romantic ideals have evaporated and what remains can’t live up to that initial spark. The music video was filmed through the lens of an Instagram Story.
Furthermore, “Wasted Summer” is set in Hollywood, the epicenter for people who are dreaming big. He’s gone and she’s alone. But he’ll always be the first person that she escapes with. As the lyrics recall, “Mixing Adderall and two buck wine on trains at Hollywood and Vine. The first time that I called you mine, that wasted summer.”
“We wanted ‘Wasted Summer’ to feel nostalgic, like looking through photographs and home movies. It felt right to have this story of two people together, through the lens of an Instagram story. You’re seeing it as if you’re friends with them, or looking back on memories, knowing it’s over now.” – John K
‘Wasted Summer’ contains a relatable storyline, ear-welcoming vocals, and tuneful melodies. Also, the call-and-response tune possesses vibrant instrumentation flavored with an impulsive groove and a guitar motif that bursts into life at the end of the second chorus.
“It felt super nostalgic to write ‘Wasted Summer’. We wanted to trace the romantic path of a couple that needs nothing but each other. But then coming-of-age complicates their love. Inevitably, growing up often tears young couples apart. But we all think back on that one person, our first great love, with whom everything was so carefree. That memory lasts a lifetime.” – recalls Emma Lov of Loote
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