Rewind: Butterfly (Crazy Town)
Welcome back to rewind! where we share our fave music videos to kill time to.
This week's pick is for all the high schoolers circa 2000. The fusion of rock and hip-hop - rap rock or rap metal - was something that started in the '80s with the likes of the Beastie Boys and Red Hot Chilli Peppers. But it wasn't until the '90s and 2000's that it gained its frosted tips, metal ball chokers, star tattoos, and HUGE popularity. Bands like Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park and Rage Against The Machine were churning out hits and selling albums like hot cakes, when along came a banger from LA outfit, Crazy Town. The group got together in the mid-90s and released their first album in 1999. Their first two singles didn't hit, but as they say, 'third time's a charm' and that's definitely true because along came the track, Butterfly. Officially released as a single in 2000, the track charted at number 1 on Billboard launching the band and their debut album into the stratosphere. Lead vocalists Seth and Bret were a picture of the times with ALL the piercings, tattoos and sporting brands like Independent. The music video for the song sees the lads playing in a mystical forest which almost looks like an impressionist painting thanks to CGI effects, which run throughout the video. The band lament over their 'butterfly lady' as a beautiful babe with on-point 2000s make-up lounges solo in a field until her other butterfly mates show up. All band members are looking effortlessly cool, throwing nonchalant looks as the lead duo raps to camera. Truly, this video is a masterclass on what accessories, beauty styles and tattoos one should invest in if they wish to create that magical style, unique to the 2000s. Also, we might like to add that we are quite impressed the video's view count is currently sitting at over 150 millions views!! We hope those who remember enjoy this bit of nostalgia. For those first time listeners/watchers, you're welcome. :-)