I first learned about Australian musician Chet Faker in reference to his soulful remake of Blackstreet’s
“No Diggity.” The original is one of my favourite songs of all time (I knew all the lyrics in 6th grade) and thus the thought of anyone trying to come out with a better rendition seemed as promising as my karaoke performance of Beyonce. But Chet pulls it off, giving the 90s R&B classic a seductive hit of sexy smooth. Let’s just say, it’s a good one to add to your “date night” playlist…
Now that he’s been on my radar (and that of the rest of the world), I’ve been blown away by his other work as well. I’ve also been intrigued by the music videos that accompany his songs. Two of my favourites are “Talk is Cheap” and “I’m Into You.” The former, a Vimeo Staff Pick favourite, displays Chet through the 4 seasons as he’s unfrozen and eventually buried in the ground. According to the video’s directors, Toby and Pete, this is meant to depict “the idea that we only have a short time to be noticed and have our voice heard before we pass on.” An amazing time lapse animation!
The video for “I’m Into You” is quite quirky – and that’s precisely why I love it. Director and Cinematographer, Josh Mckie, creates a romantic hand-holding ghost chase set in the vibrant and buzzing city of Hong Kong. His concept is refreshingly original, and you’ll have Chet’s song stuck in your head for the rest of the day.