Alternative rock/pop duo Meg & Dia make for some fun collaboration with Los Angeles nonprofit organization, OMG Everywhere, for their latest student-directed music video for “Teenagers” off of their fifth studio album happysad. Off the cusp of returning from a nearly 8-year hiatus sisters Meg & Dia Frampton, of Draper, Utah, make a strong return to the music scene. Happysad was released July 26th on Pure Noise Records and their latest music video “Teenagers” was released on August 29th.
The inventive barebones production of the video adds a youthfully vibrant aesthetic that works for the catchy upbeat bubblegum pop track that is “Teenagers.” Get this, the video opens with a man in a kitchen preparing a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. What the human eye can’t capture is that a teenage version of the aforementioned components of the sandwich just bumped into each other in the hallway walking under a banner that reads “P.B.J Middle Skool THE BIG DANCE NEXT WEEK!” Cut back to the man spreading one slice of bread with peanut butter and another slice of bread with jelly, the two converge and thus starts the journey of the teenagers teaming up. The video has Meg & Dia dancing with swim noodles and singing out of a plastic trumpet and cup, respectively.
According to New Jersey Stage OMG Everywhere is a nonprofit organization that specializes in hosting free week-long workshops for children in Los Angeles. Meg found a sense of joyful fulfillment collaborating with OMG Everywhere on the “Teenagers” music video saying, “Before we filmed our video with OMG cameras, I figured it would be a fun experience working with kids and a nice thing to do for the community. I came away from that experience with a completely new perspective on creativity and mine and Dia’s professional career.”
The kids that are featured in the video are experiencing hands-on techniques. Whether it was performing, acting or choreography these are skills where the nonprofit organization OMG Everywhere’s “…goal was to provide young students with an opportunity to experiment creatively and develop new skills through collaboration with artists.”
Meg’s experience on set working with the kids gave her a new perspective on her career saying, “The kids taught me to remember that the reason we make music is to play and have a good time, and the kids also taught me not to take every aspect of the industry so seriously. They taught me to have a ‘why not’ mindset more often. Why not? Why not create a world where we are running through a maze of peanut butter and jelly? Why not dance with neon glow sticks in ski jumpsuits?”
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Meg & Dia Tour Dates
September 14 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
September 15 – Las Vegas, NV – Bunkhouse
September 16 – Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock
September 18 – San Diego, CA – SOMA Side Stage
September 19 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
September 20 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw
September 23 – Boston, MA – ONCE Ballroom
September 24 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
To watch the latest music video for Meg & Dia’s “Teenagers” stream below.
Photo Credit: Raymond Flotat