Skrillex and Diplo have just released the music video to their song “To Ü,” off their February album “Jack Ü.” It’s a pretty cool video and the coolest part is that it features real life couples of all ethnicities, gender identities, and sexual orientations.
This is all due to the DJ’s open casting call on Twitter back in August:
looking for young couples in Detroit for Jack Ü video next week. gay/straight/trans/whatever you're into, get at us: firstname.lastname@example.org
— Thomas Wesley (@diplo) August 24, 2015
Aluna Francis of AlunaGeorge, who are featured on the song, said on the album’s official site. about Jack U’s openness to featuring both gay and straight, cis and trans couples: “When I saw the beauty of people just being people in what AG [Rojas, the video’s director] was planning, I got so excited, that’s what I needed, to tell the story of ‘To Ü.’ I don’t really care if anyone else feels it, but I know they will if their heart beats still.”
“I know it’s supposed to just be a music video, and I know it’s about the fleeting nature of young love or something like that, and I know that you’re not supposed to wax poetic about things like this,” AG Rojas, wrote on the Jack Ü website. “But I don’t subscribe to those things because this is what I have given my life to, and I hope you see what I see too.”
Mic.com reports that “As the video flashes between same-sex and opposite-sex couples, the lovers are seen caressing, cuddling, hooking up and roaming their city streets. Although all of the pairs combined cover a range of ethnicities, gender identities and sexualities, their emotional and candid love affairs all appear to have an equal amount of lust and vulnerability.”
Watch the video for yourself below.