John Legend just unveiled his brand new single, “A Good Night,” featuring a music video filmed entirely on Google Pixel 2 smartphones.
“The song and the video are about a magical night where you meet someone you immediately connect with and can envision a future together,” Legend told Google in an interview. “You’re single, dating, probably using all the apps people use now (I haven’t dated since the advent of Tinder, etc, but it’s a fascinating era in romance), and not finding someone special. But one night—maybe caught up in the music or the drinks or whatever—you meet someone that changes everything. That’s a good night!”
Legend continued: “The video is set in a club and visually represents the swiping left of the apps by literally swiping dating candidates away. But eventually our couple finds each other. And then, during the bridge, we see things transform into a fantasy future where our couple sees themselves getting married. It turns into a beautiful celebration of love and connection. All DJ’ed and hosted by yours truly!”
Directed by Mishka Kornai, the video was filmed with a total of 23 Pixel phones over 14 hours. I don’t want to turn this into an ad, but if you are interested in seeing how the filming was accomplished, check out this behind the scenes video.
The song was produced by BloodPop and is a Friends At Work Production for Columbia Records. Enjoy the video below!