Dreamy L.A. Love Letter: 'Stop Asking Me Where I Come From, I'm From L.A.'
Indie pop band the bird and the bee's new track is a dreamy love song to Los Angeles. The synthy pop duo's "Los Angeles," which appears on their upcoming album Recreational Love is a meandering love song to L.A. "Don't ask me where I come from/I'm from L.A.," the song lilts. "Los Angeles, Los Angeles, you don't leave their love."
The video takes place all over Los Angeles while singer Inara George (the bird, as it were) happily traipses around, vandalizing the City she loves. (We're sure she got permission to spray-paint that wall, right?) She also hands out uplifting notes, writes the lyrics to the track on sidewalks and stairs in blue chalk, and scrawls them on white balloons and bathroom stalls with marker. There are a lot of beautiful moments where you'll be able to pick out exactly where it was shot. (I like the Chinatown shots, myself.)
George grew up in Topanga Canyon, then met L.A. native and award-winning producer Greg Kurstin (the bee) in 2004. The pair have released a number of EPs and albums under the name the bird and the bee, including an album of Hall & Oates covers.