Exclusive BTS Look At Jordan JAE’s Video For ‘Makin’ Me Crazy’!
I’m so excited to announce that my new single “Makin’ Me Crazy” will be on youtube and available to buy on iTunes August 18th!
I’m going to tell you all about what the song means to me, how I wrote it, and take you behind the scenes of the music video! Here we go!
The song is about how trying to conform to all the unrealistic standards we put on each other can really make you crazy! Nobody’s perfect and we all have our insecurities, so we shouldn’t let people get us down with their judgmental and hurtful opinions. We just need to remember that we are all worth the love and respect of others even though we’re not perfect.
I wrote this song with my friends Max Wagner and Ari Zizzo. It was an all day session! We all had writers block and were sitting around bouncing different ideas back and forth. I remember there was a huge bag of grapes and during the course of the session I had the whole bag! Towards the end of the session I was sick to my stomach from all the grapes but then all of a sudden “Makin’ Me Crazy” popped into our heads! We wrote the whole song and recorded it that same day! It ended up being one of the best songs I’ve ever written haha J
The video was shot in Coney Island with my brother and two of my best friends Rebecca and Jake. We all met at Coney Island’s Nathans for lunch before we filmed and I had the best lobster roll!
Then we headed for the rides! Alan, the video director, who also directed, “Said No One Ever”, went on all the rides with us filming the whole time! At one point in the video you see me spinning upside down on a ride because Alan brought a GoPro (mini camera) and video taped while we were on the ride! It was awesome! We went on the ferris wheel and were freaked out because we had no idea that the cart moved and thought we were falling. We also went on the bumper cars and hit each other’s cars so many times that my knees killed after but it was totally worth it! However, the swings are definitely my favorite ride because you get to see the whole park! We ate lots of White Castle throughout the day and went on literally every ride there was!
There was no way we could miss playing the carnival games! My brother won me a minion and if you look closely you can see him cheering in the background haha. Also at multiple points in the video all of my friends threw the carnival prizes at me and it was hilarious! Everyone who walked by stopped and stared for a little while but I just kept on performing!
It was definitely a lot of fun filming the video! Definitely a day to remember and we captured it all in my new music video! I can’t wait for you guys to see it and hope you love it as much as I do!
Here are some pictures from behind the scenes of Makin’ Me Crazy! What do you think of the song?