Yesterday, we released a music video about the Atlanta Brave’s rookie sensation, Evan Gattis, called the Legend of El Oso Blanco. It features a shirtless hulk of a man, a big white bear costume, and easily one of the shortest pairs of mariachi pants I’ve ever worn on Turner Field.
It’s been a fun and sometimes chaotic few weeks leading up to yesterday’s release and I’m thrilled that it’s finally out for Braves country to enjoy. I wanted to post the video and shine a light on the people who made this thing happen.
- These guys are the best in the business. I’ve worked with Remedy’s Dan Duncan on several projects over the past couple years and we’ve built a heckuva partnership. Check out Remedy’s website to see some more of the magic they create.
- Andrew was the driving force behind this project. He sent me a message on Twitter a couple months ago with the idea of doing a spaghetti western style song about El Oso Blanco and we ran with it. He wrote a lot of the song and played all the guitars on it (AND THAT TOMAHAWK CHOP SOLO IS SO AWESOME). It’s incredibly annoying how talented he is at guitar.
- Nathan’s the ridiculous voice you hear singing the prechorus and chorus. He wrote a ton of the song as well as produced, engineered, and mixed the track at his studio. The shots of him performing around the campfire are by far my favorites in the video.
- They’ve been very supportive the past few months. I appreciate them tweeting out the video and getting behind this project (as well as Beasts from the East). And a big thank you to Melanie Catney for taking a small crew of mariachi’s and guys in bear costumes around the Ted last week.
Thanks to everyone who’s already viewed and shared the video. If you dig it, pass it along!