Local duo Trick releases their most daring MV yet
Scantily-clad models. Provocative dancing. You name it. Trick made sure that they got all the right ingredients for their most daring music video yet.
The local hip-hop duo — formed by friends Marc Lian and Richard Jansen in 2012 — are most well-known for their YouTube covers of hit songs. Their most popular one yet is their English rendition of K-pop star G-Dragon's Who You, which has racked up over 530,000 views since being uploaded in November 2013.
Trick signed with Sony Music along with fellow Singapore acts The Sam Willows and Sezairi in May and went on to release an original song and an accompanying music video, which has raised some eyebrows due to its titillating content.
As fans of American hip-hop, Trick wanted to showcase hip-hop culture in the self-directed video for their single Some Girls.
The video stars Lian and Jansen as well as models whom they had selected to be their co-stars a month prior to the shoot.
Lian told M during an interview at Sony Music's flagship store at 313@Somerset: "We were really inspired by American hip-hop videos, there are so many you know. We wanted to showcase hip-hop culture so what was important to us was the fashion and the dancing."
The video was unscripted, which meant that Trick and their model co-stars had to be spontaneous.
"All the moves that the girls are doing in the video were not rehearsed or planned," said Jansen.
"When we came in to do the shoot, everyone was just bang, bang, bang on the spot. The song was playing in the back and they came up with the moves," he added.
The duo gave M a glimpse of their improvisational skills when they turned six random words — bojio, Marina Bay Sands, Nasi Lemak, ERP, lepak and curry puff — into a special SG50 song.
Lian and Jansen also took M's Bros Quiz to find out just how well they know each other after spending the last three years making music together.