Behind The Slay: "SFO"
Once upon a time, a girl fell for a boy. He was caring, considerate, and made the girl feel loved, however he lived in a kingdom hundreds of miles away. Since no barrier stopped her before, one day the girl flew as fast as she could to where he was, and for a very brief moment, they were together.
"SFO" is a song and a video about this story. I could argue that a song like this expresses the very core of what created L.A. Girlfriend in the first place - a longing for the everlasting, yet knowing all of it is fleeting. "SFO" isn't a love song; it's a reflection about a process of emotions and the forgiving embrace of a consequence that once was too hurtful to think about ("turn dirt into gold" type sh*t.)
Lyrically, "SFO" lays it all out on the table, but my aim for the video was to create something that went beyond conventional ideas about love stories. Lucky for me, I knew two, kick-ass IRL BFFs, Blake Harrison and Erica Jordan, who managed to create a series of moments above and beyond anything I ever imagined. Everything you see in the video is 100% genuine; I remember specifically not having to give direction because Blake and Erica didn't need it. Besides, I'm pretty sure it's near impossible to improve upon the already incredible chemistry they have.
Thanks to the director/talented travel vlogger/all-star ray of sunshine Alana Fickes, a sad tale of love lost is now a charming picture of what true love really looks like.
Watch "SFO" here.