The first single released off Jan Hellriegel’s debut album “It’s My Sin” was the lush “The Way I Feel”, and yet the later release “No Idea” was the first to get video funding. I guess someone had second thoughts about which song would be best to launch Ms Helleiegel into pop hyperspace.
“No Idea” is a rock tune that deals with a person who has annoyed the singer. The video, though, is a little confused. It features Jan singing the song (ok), but is cut with extreme closeups of her band – so close that it’s not apparent that they’re actually playing musical instruments. So it’s like “Who are these random bogans and what are they doing in this video?”
It doesn’t help that one of the bogans suddenly drinks from a glass of wine, followed up with a later close up of a glass of wine. Why? A reference to West Auckland winemaking? What?
But aside from that, Jan in her peasant blouse, high-contrast makeup (including matt lipstick) and shoulder-length hair pretty much represents the aesthetic I was going for at that time. Only she did it so much better than 16-year-old me.
Best bit: with no context, a man climbs through a window.
Next… Chris and Alec’s four-for-one deal.