*Online Premiere* A voicemail from Jay’s papa sparks intimate thoughts of self-empowerment. “Be Yourself Be Confidence,” by the directing duo, MAURICE (comprised of Devan Joseph and Jason Gaines), is an experimental music video featuring a man rapping in bed while dosing off. Gaines stars as the drowsy man with the positive message, so cool and relaxed in his performance that he’s actually falling asleep. The tune is introduced by a separate man playing keyboard against a blank wall over audio of the paternal voicemail encouraging Jay that anything is possible (“I think you’re capable to do anything”). It’s a catchy piece with an ultra laid back vibe featuring one of the best lying in bed performances you’ll ever see. [Watch on YouTube]. (3 minutes). Written and Directed by MAURICE (Devan Joseph and Jason Gaines). Featuring Jason Gaines and Kenny Ning. Music produced by Kenny Ning.
For more on the project, check out our interview with MAURICE, where the duo discusses their working relationship, and what initially sparked the idea [NoBudge Members Only].