Jesse and Noah Bellamy, sons of legendary country crooner David Bellamy of the Bellamy Brothers, haven’t strayed far from their family’s musical roots. The second-generation musicians recently released their Luna Chica Records debut album, Landfall. Tomorrow, December 7, the brothers debut the new video for their upcoming single “Dirty With A Southern Drawl.”
Appropriately releasing on Pearl Harbor Day, Jesse and Noah Bellamy offer a stunning new World War II themed video featuring authentic props and vehicles from the 1940s. The video, filmed in retro-comic book style, pays tribute to the pop culture of the Greatest Generation and is set to Jesse and Noah’s country-rock homage to southern women: Dirty With A Southern Drawl.
Originally, Jesse and Noah traveled to Memphis, TN in search of one of the video’s potential stars, the Memphis Belle, the WWII B-17F Flying Fortress made famous for its wartime heroics and pin-up nose art. However, the brothers quickly learned that the historic aircraft was no longer stationed in the city, forcing them to modify the casting and direction of the video. The brothers found appropriate substitutions with the Memphis Belle Burlesque troupe to provide pin-ups and the Mid-South Military museum to supply WWII props.
The video has already been deemed a bit too ‘risqué’ for mainstream pickup. However, Jesse and Noah feel that a viral hit isn’t out of reach, considering the elements of the video.
“The components of this video give it the potential to become a major viral hit,” notes Jesse Bellamy. “It’s beautifully directed by Memphis-based indie director Mike McCarthy, tells a really cool story, has some amazing visuals and is chock-full of sexy women. What more do we need?”
Noah Bellamy adds, “in an age where reality tv dominates music video networks, we are happy to release our video on YouTube and other similar sites as we believe they are becoming the launching pads for ‘the people’s’ music.” Further, he explains, that he has watched artists in other genres bring their careers to new plateaus by producing creative quality videos for online viewers.
Watch the video before it debuts, here.
For more information on Jesse and Noah, visit www.jesseandnoah.com.