Weighing in at about two and a half minutes, Okey Dokey's video for its new single "When They Get Older" is "a wacky video with all our buddies in it," in line with group's Johny Fisher.
The clip, premiering solely under and directed by Casey Pierce, accompanies a observe from the Nashville duo's upcoming sophomore album Tell All Your Friend. The music options Rayland Baxter on vocals and Cage the Elephant's Nick Bockrath on guitar. And that's Bockrath's fiancée, Nashville artist Katie Schecter, starring as the girl within the chaise lounge, enjoyable as a secret dance social gathering swirls round her. "She's way more photogenic than any of us guys" Fisher tells Billboard. "It's exhausting for me to have a look at myself on digital camera and be pumped about it. So we have been like, 'We must name Katie, she'll look nice and everyone shall be joyful.'"
The remaining "background dancers" forged of "When They Get Older" options Okey Dokey musical buddies from round Nashville who Fisher says are "only a bunch of individuals, younger and extraordinary, a bunch of various bands we love. When we get an opportunity we simply seize 'em and throw them into stuff. Even in the event that they're our age and friends, we're nonetheless jealous of a few of their pure capacity."
That neighborhood spirit is mirrored all through Tell All Your Friend, which comes out March 29. Besides Baxter and Bockrath, the 12-song set -- full of psychedelic flavors and pop noir textures that Fisher credit to keyboardist/engineer Jeremy Clark -- options extra musical buddies, together with Liz Cooper and string gamers who've labored with Cage the Elephant. "Our entire mantra is collaboration," says Fisher, who shaped Okey Dokey with singer Aaron (Ron) Martin. I feel the dream for us is we would like everybody in our neighborhood to really feel included. I feel a number of occasions folks are likely to solely care about their very own group as a result of they're anxious it gained't work or somebody gained't give them the credit score they deserve. If you attempt to embrace everyone and don't depart anyone out, then everybody could gravitate to you or really feel much less threatened since you are together with everyone. We need everyone to really feel like Okey Dokey is a band for everyone. If we all know you, we would like you to be a part of it."
And the truth that Tell All Your Friend sounds cohesive, Fisher provides, is a little bit of plain dumb luck. "It's a bit extra of a excessive manufacturing than our first album (in 2017) with actually unhealthy sounds -- if that is smart," he explains. "We delight ourselves on sounding like we don't know what we're doing, after which we throw it by way of a filter and it seems alright."