Jungle Pledge Their Love to Adidas and Won't Star In Their Music Videos
Jungle—aka Josh Lloyd-Watson and Tom McFarland—are big on keeping the attention on their music and not on themselves, and they feel the same way about their music videos. When Fuse asked if they'll start appearing in their own productions while hanging out backstage at Lollapalooza, they were quick to shake their heads. (Good-naturedly, of course!)
"No, no, no, no!" laughs Tom McFarland. "Neither of us can dance that well, you know what I mean? I think with our videos, it's about enjoying other peoples' talent, you know? For those videos that we've done already, they shock us and they surprise us, and all those artists end up telling us a different story to the one that we've given them." Their video for the title track off their Heat EP is the perfect example of this.
"We give the dancers a set of emotions to work with on the floor, and then they come right back at us and shock us and surprise us with whole new meanings for our songs that we never even saw before. The reason why we make music is to hang out with each other. The reason why we make music videos is to hang out with our friends that make the music videos!"
This is the band's first time playing Lollapalooza, and it's a welcome change from the clubs they're used to playing. "It's a very different vibe, obviously," says Tom. "When you play late at night, people have had a couple more beers, and are a little bit more loose with their hips, which I personally enjoy! But you know what, at least the sun is shining, and that's the most important thing. Everyone's having a great time, having a great festival. You look out at the skyline and it's top-notch."
To listen to Jungle riff on everything from their upcoming North American tour to Adidas, press play above. And don't forget to stay tuned for more on-the-ground coverage from Lollapalooza 2014!