OMG! This is seriously the most 80s-tastic thing we’ve ever seen!
In his new music video Retro Romance, American Idol alum Blake Lewis has set the bar high with references to WHAM!, Max Headroom, The Incredible Hulk, and more! It even costars Mr. Belding from Saved By The Bell!
Ch-ch-check out the EXCLUSIVE video (above)! Then get the song HERE!
So how did Blake accomplish bringing us back into the amazing 80s?? He says:
“The video came together because of this amazing retro toy store in Sherman Oaks called Big Kid Collectable Toy Mall & Retro Store. Dave the owner was so kind to let me use the store for a day after hearing the song… It’s really an amazing shop.
Dennis Haskins (Mr. Belding) has been a fan and friend for a while and he was really excited about the project and jumped on board. After he said yes, I reached out to my good friends Rick Malambri (Step Up 3) and asked if he would be down to play the rich, preppy, jerk boyfriend and Kaili Thorne as my love interest. As soon as everyone was on board my director Nick Pezzillo and I started hashing out the script and scenes.
For weeks I binged on everything 80’s. John Hughes films, Yacht Rock, and some great music. By the time it came to shoot, we were ready for the retro.”
Sounds like a fun few weeks! And it totally paid off in the video! BLAKE SMASH! LOLz! Love it!
PS: The new album Portrait Of A Chameleon is out now. CLICK HERE to get your copy on iTunes!