The official music video features fun party scenes filmed rooftops in Colombia and Denver last year and will make you feel nostalgic for carefree parties and good times with friends.
Jay Rydel had many visions for the video, but the first opportunity to shoot came from wanting to visit a friend living in Medellin, Colombia. Jay stopped through Colombia in May of 2019 and shot three scenes of the video with Andre Higuita Caro. Medellin held an interesting foreign and alluring landscape that fit the song’s hip hop and soca rhythm production style, as well as the song’s subject of discovering love for someone who is a plane flight away.
Returning to Denver, Jay linked up with videographers Austin Douglas and Tomas Morgan to complete the rest of his vision – a rooftop party scene. The scene creates a contrast to the typical love story, illuminating a chaotic and addictive lifestyle of partying alongside the song’s depiction of an emotionally confusing love interest.
Jay Rydel and his team were able to shoot the party scene on a rooftop overlooking Capitol Hill in Denver with about fifty friends including the crew running the shoot. True to form, the shoot was shut down after noise complaints by residents. The party scene could not have happened if it were not for the help of many friends and the crew – a bartender, budtender, doorman, chef, DJ, champaign girls, and many more who showed up to support.
London Lucille co starred in the video, playing the lover who Jay’s character is obsessed with. In the video he remembers all of the good times they had, and once back in the party lifestyle he cannot seem to be distracted by anything but the hallucination of her. The official “Stupid High” video manifests the fantasy world of insatiable love addiction.