The old-school style boy band (dancing and singing, oh my!) Mindless Behavior hit the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop album chart with their most recent release, All Around The World. The guys sold 37,000 first week out, besting their debut album #1 Girl on first week numbers.
While the album’s debut single, “Keep Her On The Low” is still doing it’s thing, the guys coordinated the release of this record with their debut documentary film, also titled All Around The World, and have already premiered the album’s title track with a hot video hallmarked by impressive choreography and bourgie sets.
In an interview with Radio.com, the guys talked about the challenges of shooting their “All Around The World” music video, starting with Prodigy’s search for his inner star power.
“I was thinking about, ‘You gotta turn the star on. You gotta transition and get focused for the video,’” Prodigy said. “That was what was flowing in my head. I was just like, I gotta get very focused. We all wanted it to be a great video. And we all watched it and I really love the way it turned out to be.”
“Dave Scott, he did the choreography,” Ray Ray chimed in. “He’s one of the best out there. We really appreciate him. The director, Colin Tilley, he’s — wow — he’s amazing. Out of all the directors that we’ve worked with, he has his own personal style…What he does, we’re almost battling against the camera. We have to dance hard or the camera is just going to control you.”
Reminiscing about the “All Around The World” shoot got the guys thinking about the similarities to past video shoots.
“A lot of our videos took one day,” Ray Ray said. “Actually all of our videos took one day, except for ‘Hello’ and ‘Valentine’s Girl.’ We shot those simultaneously, at the same time. Like, we’d get into wardrobe, do ‘Hello,’ and then next shot would be at a different location in different wardrobe doing ‘Valentine’s Girl.’ It was real tricky. Then we had acted in a…video.”
“My first time, I was nervous as I don’t know what,” Prodigy admitted.
Nerves didn’t hold him back, however.
“Once I saw it I was like, ‘You know what, I could see myself being an actor,’” Prodigy continued as the rest of the group laughed. “I would never think I would have started acting, but when I saw it I was like, ‘You know what, it’s a good look.’”
While Prodigy waits for his next dramatic role, the guys can be seen in theaters nationwide as the stars of All Around The World — the movie.