Before Andy Allo and PRINCE took the stage at The Sayers Club, the music video’s for “Rock & Roll Love Affair” and “People Pleaser” were world premiered.
Prince’s “Rock & Roll Love Affair” video was shown first. It is a performance clip that was filmed at his Paisley Park studios in Minneapolis. It features Andy Allo playing a heart-shaped guitar and Hannah Ford playing drums in the video.
Prince doesn’t hide the words on the carpet of the NPG Music Club, his former web site that won a Webby and recieved accolades for the services and music it provided. Prince’s video strengths have mostly been in performance videos such as “Musicology”, “Call My Name”, “Little Red Corvette”, and “1999”. Although videos such as “Black Sweat” were very good, his performance clips have been better.
The video was shot by Chris Robinson in color but sometimes shows behind the scenes camerawork in black & white. Prince is sporting the fro and shades in the entire video.
Later in the night, Prince asked me what I thought of Hannah in the video and I said “She is cool” and then Prince said “She is gonna make me look like a star” which got a laugh from Hannah.
Next was Andy Allo’s “People Pleaser” video which was a full length video as well shot at Paisley Park Studios in Minneapolis in September.
It features her entire band with horn players along with close-ups of Andy singing and some profile shots as well. The video reminded me of old George Benson videos to where the musicians are actually an integral part of the concept of the video, which is rare nowadays.
The performance clip works well for Andy on “People Pleaser” and alos features a segment where words flash on the screen and back to Andy singing them.
Both video’s are not low-budget and are quite good and polished in the sense of the musicianship is captured for all to see.
Prince and Andy debuting their new video’s in a Hollywood nightclub is following the trend of Lana Del Rey and other’s who have been doing so before the video’s are released elsewhere.
Andy was pleased with the video and thanked the crowd during her set for allowing her to show it to them before anyone else.
There is no word when the video’s will be out for the world to see, but as soon as we have more info on that or obtain the video, it will be shared here.-DocFB
Diagnosis: I believe in fairy-tales and Prince’s and…Andy Allo…