“For the video,” says the band, “we wanted to find a way to personify various inner struggles that we carry with us every day – the hidden parts of ourselves that can bring us both weakness and strength throughout our lives. Director Will Kindrick is a visionary – he started from that simple idea and turned it into something more beautiful and moving than we could have imagined.” -M&TF
Just when it seems like Katy Perry and team are gonna stumble, they pull off a slam dunk. "Swish Swish" is a star-studded, comedic basketball romp that's massive, but also laced with perfect details that keeps pushing to absurd new heights over its 6+ minute runtime. Cameos of note include Molly Shannon, Terry Shannon, announcers Rich Eisen and Bill Walton, football star Rob Gronkowski, Doug The Pug, and, of course, Backpack Kid.
The scenes that Timothy Saccenti created were out of this world and beautifully captured by Ivan Abel. I was honored to be picked as musical director/arranger and tasked with coming up with different arrangements than what is on the album for 5 songs that we chose collectively.