The music video for “Stargazing” feels like the culmination of my personal relationship with Jesse Rutherford — aka Chip Chrome, aka lead singer of The Neighbourhood — who I happened to meet by chance after moving into the same apartment complex in the Miracle Mile district of Los Angeles.

It took a couple years to find the right project, but thinking about it now, all the conversations and time spent getting to know each other was essential to creating something truly meaningful. Before I heard a single song, I had seen the Chip Chrome persona evolve from an idea in Jesse’s head to reality. It’s funny because I feel like I understand the idea of Chip in my own way that may or may not have been intentional, mapping my own underlying theory that I wove into the visuals.