The Music Of JC Harris

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Twenty Years (The Video)

This is the official video for the second single from Beautiful Sounds. It’s a tender love song. Or at least as ‘tender’ as I get these days. 😉

What’s It All About, Mr. Natural?
Again, asking about the whole ‘plot’ thing? OK.

The song is about written to a hesitant lover–something I know a bit about. After one reaches a certain age and ‘been around the block’ a few times, one is naturally reticent to believe in happy ever afters. But most of the people I’ve met want to believe in that stuff. The song is about how we may have to actually talk ourselves into making that leap, even though it’s what we want.

The whole business with the airplanes came to me as fitting all the honking and push/pull at the beginning of the song. I spent many years running from one airport to another, always in a rush and the quick cuts seemed as if they’d be built into the song from the beginning.

In the second verse, the calm of the beach is meant to depict what we’re all trying to get to when the rushing is over and we’ve found the person we’re meant to be with.

I again used the close-up format, not just because of my zero budget, but because it fits the almost ‘scolding’ tone of the singer. He’s telling her almost in a Mike Ditka way–‘Stay strong. Yeah, it’s scary. But it’s worth it!’ The price of not hanging in there is too great.

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