If you have bought products that you probably didn't need during COVID-19 lockdown then you will likely relate to a Kiama comedy duo's newly released song and video clip.
Social media stars, Jack Steele and Matt Ford of Inspired Unemployed fame, teamed up with musicians Thandi Phoenix and Tuka to create Get What I Love, a parody music video about Australia's online shopping habits during lockdown.
The original R'n'B-flavoured pop song, produced by shopping service Klarna and Universal Music, was written collaboratively over Zoom and is about finding fun ways to make use of the products people bought during isolation.
Whether it is gym gear, cooking equipment or even a Tiger King g-string, the music video shines a light on alternative uses for items that probably would not have been added to a buyer's cart if not for boredom.
Mr Steele and Mr Ford said they had a lot of fun working on their first song and music video.
"We collaborated with Thandi and Tuka over Zoom," Mr Ford said. "We gave them funny ideas and Tuka put it on paper to create verses and choruses. We then changed the song a lot.
"They were great to work with and the song was a team effort.
"Thandi and Tuka, who is from Thundermentals, are both big artists. We were so excited to work with them," Mr Steele said.
"We gelled when making the film clip and it was a lot of fun."
The duo said they were excited to work with "quirky brand" Klarna and Universal Music, who have collaborated with the likes of Snoop Dog and Celeste Barber, as they had creative control over the song and video clip.
It was the first time the duo had worked on a professional music video. The boys said their role on set was to act or improvise.
"The set was cool," Mr Ford said. "It felt like we were filming an episode of Friends. The set was a quirky and futuristic lounge room.
"There were a couple of times on set when we got the giggles.
"At about 11 hours into filming, everyone wanted to go home," Mr Steele said. "The director called 'action' and we could not stop laughing for five minutes straight.
"Everyone wanted us to hurry up and I was laughing so hard I started dribbling on myself. It was so funny. But we got there in the end. We wrapped up just on time before the 12-hour mark."
Mr Steele said he hoped people related to the video.
"Lockdown was a weird time for all of us so we hope people enjoy the
Thandi Phoenix said she had such a good time working on this project for Klarna during lockdown.
"It was really nice to be able to collaborate with different creatives on this song and being able to make fun of some of the activities we've all been doing during isolation," she said.
While Tuka said "the project definitely saved me from the insane level of boredom we all experienced in lockdown".
lighter take on the isolation period," Mr Ford said.
The song and music video will be released on Klarna's social media platforms on Thursday.
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