Sunday, 23 October 2011

Backtrack to The Pursuit: The First Single

We continue backtracking on the success of Jamie's last album, as we countdown to Jamie Cullum Day on November 9th, marking two years since The Pursuit was released.

Remember the first single from The Pursuit?

Released November 2nd 2009

“I'm a huge fan of Wes Anderson films particularly the little short he made, Hotel Chevallier, which was before Darjeeling Limited. I love all of his films. I thought this odd, happy little weird song would benefit from a quirky video shot like Wes Anderson, and framed like Wes Anderson with a colourful cast of characters. We hired a team of very odd looking extras and there's lots of stuffed animals – a stuffed crocodile and a stuffed squirrel.”

Jamie himself developed the video's odd narrative which finds him as a bell boy in a strange hotel:

“I'm trapped in this kind of party where no-one's moving. When it comes to the chorus everyone starts to move. And there's this couple who are just in their underwear, trying to find their clothes and each other. They're trapped in this kind of Stanley Kubrick meets Wes Anderson nightmare in Cliveden House. The whole video makes the every day seem stranger than it already is.”
'I'm All Over It' is an infectious pop track written by Britain's favourite jazz man himself. Be warned, you will catch yourself humming this tune throughout your day. - 991

A bit of trivia on the single:
  • The video concept was based on the style of film director Wes Anderson 
  • Over 2.1 million hits on You Tube!
  • The song went straight onto the A list on BBC Radio 2
  • Jamie wrote the song in 90 minutes
  • His co-writer was Ricky Ross of Deacon Blue
  • The song was used in a Vodaphone ad (see below)
  • Some of Jamie's band members also starred in the video. Did you spot them?
Behind the scenes at the video shoot:

Vodaphone advertisement:

What did you think of the song and video for I'm All Over It? 
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Read about Jamie Cullum Day and how you can get involved here

1 comment:

  1. Would this be an accepted answer to the question about the Vodaphone video? (I love both of course)