We have a new music video from Michael Oakley and it’s very 80’s inspired. The “California” visual was released on 18 October 2017. It’s intricately engaging, capturing all viewers.
Michael Oakley is from Glasgow, Scotland, and his music is dance and electro-inspired. His recent music has totally celebrated the 80’s, making it current and modern. Using 80’s-inspired synths and innovative style he has created a brilliant and catchy set of songs that you instantly like from the first few seconds. This is the case with this song “California”, which has been released alongside five other tracks on an EP.
Bringing retro music to the forefront, Michael Oakley is definitely a male Scottish artist who is creating musical waves. This song and music video sees him teaming up with three-piece band Missing Words. The trio consists of James Meays, Colin Wood, and Nestor Grajeda.
The visual was directed by Brad A. Kinnan. It was created last minute, and they went out to Long Beach at 4am to shoot the video. The actress in the music video is played by Heaven Criss; some of you may recognise her from FM-84’s “Running In The Night” video.
Watch Michael Oakley & Missing Words’ Music Video To “California” Here:
Following on from the style of the song, the video has the same 80’s feel to it. It was produced by DYNMC Creative and has this haunting effect throughout. There’s a lot of awesome shots and scenes throughout, and some amazing editorial work that really allows viewers to be fully engaged.
This is a brilliant throwback to the old music videos that used to be about, all the while making it modern and unique; much like the song itself.