British singer-songwriter and musician Lianne La Havas releases a video for her single “Age,” in which she toys with the idea of dating an older man who treats her better than another who’s more her age. The video is produced by Yours Truly, and the gentleman in it just so happens to be a Los Angeles legend by the name of Reggae Pops. Click here for more info on how the video came to be, head over to her site for a full list of tour dates, and grab Havas’ debut album, Is Your Love Big Enough?, on iTunes now.
I’d fallen for Lianne La Havas following her performance of “Age” in a black cab. The story of her struggle to accept the love of an older man struck me and stuck until the day before we were scheduled to meet her at the abandoned zoo in Griffith Park for an acoustic session. I couldn’t shake the thought of how perfect it would be to pair her with a partner, an older man, her equal.
Reggae Pops is an LA legend. An ageless wonder who parties harder, dances smoother and woos faster than any man half his age. After one look at Lianne, it didn’t take much convincing to sign him up to be Lianne’s date for the day.
What you don’t see in the video is the serendipitous set of circumstances that led to its creation.
Reggae Pops showed up to the abandoned zoo expecting just to meet and maybe dance with Lianne, but the second she laid eyes on him, she screamed “REGGAE POPS, WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?!”
Turns out they’d met the previous weekend at the Do-Over and he’d stolen her heart.
One thing led to another, schedules were worked out and the “Age” video you see was born the very next morning.
Special Thanks to Reggae Pops for being a star, for Lianne for being adventurous, to Duncan for being a gentleman, and to Aaron, John and Lydia for their flexibility, passion and vision.