As you might imagine, I have to listen to a lot of music around here at the content sharing factory, and most of it falls pretty flat. One good quality control test I’ve found is that if after the first time I play a song I can hear my lady singing its hook five seconds later in the other room, then it’s probably a winner. (Like in most relationships, she’s got better taste than me.)
You’ll probably have this track “Step Into My Office” from Brooklyn-based (you don’t say?!) four piece Blank Paper in your head too right off the bat. It’s a slow, creeping, electro-noir number, with a sultry delivery that contrasts its rather bureaucratic lyrics. “I have plans, come meet with me. Hear my proposal, we could start a company,” vocalist Marie Kim sings. Trust me, it’s a lot sexier than it sounds on paper.
The video, starring NYC actor and model Carl Wolfe, takes a much different approach, reflecting on a young boy’s troubled relationship with an abusive father. It was directed by Patrice Zapiti of LGTR Productions
“It’s obviously a reflection of some personal struggles and pains from childhood regarding the father figure,” the band tells me. “It is very far from the sexy vibe of the song that most people perceive, but that’s kind of why we went with it because the song in our minds was meant for that dark vibe that has to do with the pains of trying to get to know and love someone who seemingly doesn’t want the same.”
Sometimes you just want to watch The NeverEnding Story, but your dad wants to watch football. If that’s not a great metaphor for love I don’t know what is.