Coming in hot from Clinton, New Jersey, is the radical pop-rock recording artist and singer-songwriter Kjersti Long with her latest expressive music video for "Boys In Jersey."
At the tender age of 15, Kjersti Long has racked thousands of streams and views through her electrifying voice that sparks memories of Ann Wilson and Janis Joplin, but with major similarities to modern acts like Olivia Rodrigo and Demi Lovato. She's deeply inspired by using her love for music to create emotional bonds with all listeners.
"At 15, I feel so 'meh' about boys in general," Long expresses about her new music video for "Boys In Jersey." On the hunt to find the Leo to her Kate and the match to her flame, Kjersti Long takes us through the stereotypical Jersey boy scene with shots of her band rocking out over the New York City skyline.
Expanding on the new music video for "Boys In Jersey," Kjersti Long has no problem taking us through light-hearted humor while blending it with the realities of modern dating. Strolling the city with her girls, they stumble upon the cat-calling trust-fund-baby Jersey boys who she can't help but through a few jabs at.
"Cat callin' while they're bumpin' Drake, go have another protein shake," she bluntly sings. The video continues to shower us with playful yet relatable scenes of boys trying to get their attention by pulling up beside their car while she wonders if she'll ever meet her knight in shining armor. The visuals end with a bang as Kjersti Long and her girls show the boys how it's done, rocking away in front of New York City without a care in the world.
Lift your spirits and forget the wannabes with the help of Kjersti Long's new single and music video for "Boys In Jersey," find the music video on YouTube and the single on all digital streaming platforms.
Welcome to BuzzMusic, Kjersti Long. We love the relatable and fun-loving vibe of your new single and music video for "Boys In Jersey." What experiences with the "Boys In Jersey" inspired you to create this anthemic single?
Everybody’s aware of the stereotypes of boys, especially in high school. I can’t say that I’ve had one specific experience that prompted writing this song. It was more just the annoyance of having to deal with boys in a group setting where they are full-on embracing the stereotype. Girls can be the same way. Maybe that will be my next song.
What was your vision for the "Boys In Jersey" music video? What did you want to portray and get across to viewers?
The vision for the music video was to show the different stereotypes that I see in high school boys. How girls want attention from boys, but when boys give them attention, it’s not the attention that they want. It also was just a fun, creative way to express the annoyance felt by girls of this age.
How did you want viewers to react and feel when watching the music video for "Boys In Jersey?" What sort of visual experience did you want to give them?
I want them to have a good time watching it. I feel like my job as an artist is to give them the art so they can interpret it in whatever way impacts them. I definitely want them to be like, “yeah, I get that; that’s so true.”
On a more personal note, do you have any words of advice for aspiring teenage artists trying to make themselves known? What have you learned from your experience?
Yes, I do. Have you ever heard the quote, "If you enjoy your job, it won't feel like work?" I have the opposite philosophy. If you enjoy your job, it will still sometimes feel like work because it is work, but if you're having fun, then it doesn't really matter whether it's work or not. It's fun, so keep it up! In all seriousness, though, just keep putting yourself out there. Don’t pass on opportunities. You never know which ones will propel you forward.
What can listeners anticipate hearing next?
Lots of great music! We've got some more singles and an EP coming out, so stay tuned! Anyone can follow me on tiktok and instagram @kjersti.long to get updates, and they can also stream my music on all platforms under Kjersti Long. If any readers are interested in me performing at an event, they can contact my rep @leesacsolak_lbctalent.