Lady Bird actress Odeya Rush directs a music video about pastries in love, and we are so here for it.
Consider a pastry. A golden morsel of warmth. A flaky mound of happiness. There are many reasons to love the underrated food group, and now, prepare to give it a whole lot more of love with singer-songwriter Harry Nathan’s new visuals for his song “Alright”.
The Sydney-based artist has been making waves for a while now with his enchanting brand of lo-fi pop, and “Alright” is a hazy, feelgood track with shoulder-shaking 80s influences.
And the music video is truly a low-budget wonder to behold, featuring a mating dance between a chain-smoking croissant and a moustache-toting toastie, directed by none other than Nathan’s friend Lady Bird actress Odeya Rush. Obsessed.
This comes as Rush’s third self-directed music video for her friend and collaborator, musician, Harry Nathan.
We caught up with the Nathan and Rush below…
Hi both, love the concept of a love story between pastries – where did the idea for the video come from? Odeya: We started with a simple idea to have Harry make a delicious sandwich in his kitchen. We thought it would be something super easy to make, though as the idea grew I knew we couldn’t make something that didn’t excite or challenge us. This video is the result of a DIY, super low budget attempt at a love story between a sandwich and croissant. Bon Appétit! Or in Hebrew, beteavon!
Harry, you wrote “Made this in my kitchen with my best mates” – it sounds like it was loads of fun… Harry: The pastry love saga was a lot of fun, albeit being trickier to make than we thought, we had to learn a lot on the fly. Odeya was directing and shooting, whilst the rest of us worked the marionettes to bring the puppets to life.
Harry, what is the song about? Harry: It’s about meeting someone and knowing you only have a short time together, so you need to make the most of it.
Odeya, is this the first time you directed something? Odeya: Well, it’s my third time directing a video for Harry, but this has been a passion of mine since I was very young. I used to direct plays and make movies on my iPad with my younger brothers.
How did you get involved in the project? Odeya: We’re always talking about random ideas, we’re best friends and hang out all the time so our projects tend to evolve organically.
Where did you get your inspiration from? Odeya: I was hungry. I got inspired by those instagram food porn videos, and I love a good sandwich. Sandwiches are very friendly, and I thought it would be a good food to make a story around.
Would this be something you’d like to explore in the future?
We have so many crazy ideas. Of course we want to keep evolving and growing, we’re really inspired by a mix of different people from Wes Anderson to Tim Heidecker and hope to continue exploring our tastes and building this universe.
What’s next for you both? What are you excited for?
We’re working on a new video that’s in the same universe but also completely different to anything you’ve seen from us. Not promising anything, but there might be a goat in a vest…