Taylor Hicks and Jake Davis, Chi-Town Video

Jake Davis is the guy selected to create Taylor Hicks’ first song video in promotion of Mr. Hicks’ new material CD due out March 10, 2009. He graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, was nominated MTV student visionary filmmaker and hired while still in school, by Wieden+Kennedy to direct a short film for Nike. Man, this guy’s no slacker.

Understated to say his resume is impressive – Taylor Hicks should have a brilliant video resulting from time spent with him. Checking out Jake’s website, today he had posted a collage of ideas featured as Taylor Hicks Inspirations.

From the images Jake’s collected, he’s thinking throwback and old school which is very cool, very part of Taylor’s sound, part of what influenced him in his music. There’s also this type of music that has played a part:

Another thing that caught my attention, Mr. Davis is involved as a collaborator with international skate/streetwear brand Supreme, which made me wonder if maybe he’s familiar with an aquaintance of mine who works with the ‘new’ GOST line.

Naturally I’m looking forward to see what comes out of this, interesting to see how they’re going to work around Chi Town’s wintry weather – which hey, could lend an even better vibe to the shoot.
“Inspiration” Gipsy Kings (Nothing to do with any ‘Hicksian’ inspiration, something that popped into my mind.)


2 Responses to Taylor Hicks and Jake Davis, Chi-Town Video

  1. willpen says:

    It seems to me that the country is ripe for Old School. People are hurting and when that happens they tend to look towards the old and comfortable.

    I think the look is perfect for Taylor….. now as far as the Gipsy Kings go… 🙂

  2. spinshack says:

    I like it too, although there were several posters on Jake’s blog who disagree. Think about it though, many of the old tunes are being brought back by current artists and remixed redone and the ‘kids’ are loving them.

    Gipsy Kings are like a little brain treat. Listening to them gets those synapses popping.

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