I have chosen to produce a music video to the song Smile Lines by Incubus. This song is mainly about high school crushes and falling in love. The singer wrote this song based on someone he liked. The lyrics “I understand why they say high school never ends” suggest the childish and playful attitude that can take over when someone is in love.
Incubus are an alternative rock band from California. Their music is consistently changing throughout their career, from pop punk to rap metal. Smile Lines, to which there is no music video previously, is a happy pop-punk song from the album A Crow Left of the Murder.
Lyrics Met my match today Felt the blood rushing and mingling A curious and enigmatic thing Spiders in my dreams Synchronicity weaves like a web When you were meant to be a meal I want you bad! I want you bad! I understand why they say high school never ends Never act my age You can tell by the lines in my smile That I have been around for awhile So, insecurities Are about as useful as trying To put the pin back in the grenade! I want you bad! I want you bad! I understand why they say high school never ends I want you bad! I want you bad! I understand why they say high school never stops This isn't coincidence There's no such thing This isn't coincidence, no This isn't coincidence It's no such thing. This isn't, no I want you bad! I want you bad! I understand why they say high school never ends I have highlighted the choices of lyrics I may want to illustrate. This I may do in many forms, either by showing the singer himself illustrating them (writing them, saying them etc) or through a more metaphorical sense.
My target audience is young adults of both sexes, aged from 15-20. They would enjoy going to concerts and listening to music by bands such as A Perfect Circle, Linkin Park, Hoobastank and Simple Plan. They would love art of various kinds. This may mean that they have artistic talent, or that they love going to galleries, having art accounts on sites such as deviantart.com, etc etc.
Because of this specific genre of alternative rock music, it would be played on music channels such as Kerrang!, or MTV, as they focus in on a niche audience of people who like rock music. The genre of music they listen to indicates the way of life they have. This may include the hobbies they have (playing guitar, songwriting etc), the fashion they prefer (Hot Topic, Glam, not really mainstream) and even the programmes they watch (mainly music channels).