Wesley has also written this thorough outline of how the whole thing came together. Over to Wesley…
“The video started with me and director Danny Nellis having a meeting to plan the next video. We had talked about some visuals we could do in the countryside, we planned an entire video around this. Just as we decided to call it a night we watched an episode of Sun, Sex & Suspicious Parents and within 10 minutes of it starting we had booked two return flights to Ibiza.
Arriving after about 2 hours sleep, we hit the beach, neither of us had ever been to Ibiza and the Balaeric white sand and brown sun oiled bossoms terrified us! We decided it would be best if I had a few bourbon and Cokes to loosen me up for the potentially dangerous situation I was going to get myself into. The first shot we got was of me lying on the Beach singing the song, within seconds a welsh bloke came up behind me and kicked things off in style, humping my head with his little penis tucked out of his shorts. We had made the right decision.
I never went on a lads holiday, I’ve never been a lad, but the concept has always fascinated me. It’s a way people can belong, and in an age where there are as many subcultures as there are few, I feel that the rise of the lad has been impenetrable. No group of men can make me feel more like the scared teenager at school quite like them. It is a modern culture even though a lot of its sentiments are incredibly old fashioned in terms of political correctness, so we didn’t want to poke fun at something we didn’t understand. We wanted to explore the possibilities of us trying to fit in, and if they didn’t accept us we just told them we were making a film for Vice, that always works.”
Read our cover feature interview with Wesley Gonzalez, and our review of his debut album ‘Excellent Musician’.
Wes is on tour in October, calling at these places:
Winchester, Railway – 22 October
Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach – 23
Leeds, Optimo – 24
Newcastle, Underground – 25
Glasgow, Hug & Pint – 26
Birmingham, Sunflower Lounge – 28
Bristol, Louisiana – 29
London, Moth Club – 30
Manchester, Gullivers – 31