First Look: Cobra Starship's "You Make Me Feel..."

6.30.2011

By Mike Berlin

Cobra Starship has been on a four-year musical mission to get hipsters to stop taking themselves so seriously and start dancing. Their latest effort, the video for "You Make Me Feel..." off their forthcoming album, follows much in the same vein as their Hot Mess hits. Filmed in a NYC Meatpacking District club, it loosely focuses on front man Gabe Saporta's quest to find his missing half by way of a magical, mood-detecting photo booth. There are a few blink-and-you'll-miss-it cameos, including a bearded Robin Williams, but the goal of the song is mostly to P-A-R-T-Y.

We stopped by the shoot a few weeks ago in time to catch some of the final setup and chat with Saporta, who was bouncing around the greenroom, slapping high fives, poking fun at napping crew members, and fixing his own hair and makeup.

"The best part of filming a video is that you get to be king for a day. I mean, did you see the craft services?" Saporta told Out.  (The cookies we munched on were delicious while we watched the group ham it up for the party scenes.)  If Cobra Starship is looking for another night-out hit like "Good Girls Go Bad," they may have found it.

--RAE VOTTA

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