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Far East Movement Premieres Music video for 'Little Bird' featuring Feist [Review]

10-20-2012 2-09-54 PM

There's a whole lot more to Far East Movement than their party-starting jams about popping bottles and being fly like a G6. The genre-mashing Los Angeles outfit delivers a distinct point of view that goes way beyond the global hits they're known for. Take for example the group's alternate videos for "Rocketeer" (LA Dreamers version) and their current international smash "Turn Up The Love" (for DoSomething) that demonstrate the group's all-inclusive, forward sound and spirit that is firmly grounded in their downtown LA roots and musical inspirations.

The video for "Little Bird" (featuring Canadian alt-pop sensation Feist) is another great example of Far East Movement's artistic versatility that neatly showcases the depth and intent of their work. The song is based on Feist's 2011 "Caught A Long Wind" and marks the very first time that the singer graciously agreed to have her song used for a pop remake.

Far East Movement explains in an interview that the song and the video treatment for "Little Bird" gave them the opportunity to show their audience a more personal side of their music. "It was amazing to do something outside the box with producer Cherry Cherry Boom Boom and get a chance to go deeper into our songwriting," Far East Movement's Kev Nish tells Earmilk.

He adds, "The video is a real story of an ex-girlfriend and the song 'Little Bird' is a metaphor for everyone's desire to always search for more, sometimes not realizing that what you might be looking for is right in front of you."

Directed by Phil The God and filmed in New York City, Far East Movement's Kev Nish takes a leading role in the video that tells a harrowing story about the destructive impact of addiction. The videos shows footage of Nish performing the song that is interspersed with images of a girlfriend dealing, stealing and chasing her next fix. The video's storyline and gritty aesthetic is the perfect visual companion to lyrics like, "I had a dream baby, you could be high off me. You could fly for free." (Far East Movement "Little Bird" is taken from the group's "Dirty Bass" album that is available on iTunes now.)

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