I’ve had this idea for a while and used the occasion of my wife’s birthday as an excuse to make it. Up front, I will admit that it’s very rough – only because I don’t have a lot of time to put in to these video shananigans (how do you spell that silly word?). It was pretty much a one-take, make it up on the fly kind of deal. I was pleased at my first real attempt at using a green screen, though it was glitchy. My original plan was to arrange the song and perform everything live but as I thought it through, that clearly would have taken a lot more time to learn all the parts. In stead I chose to record it ahead and just make a conventional music video.
I (we) hope you like it! And now…Five Fold Ben performing The Luckiest by Ben Folds! (confusing, I know)
The song is one I have always liked a lot since my friend Andy introduced me to Ben Folds. The original is done with piano and strings and I’ve often felt the song was reflective of my life. Not in the superstitious sense (I don’t believe in luck) but in the sense that I don’t know why, but God has always worked things out for me. That God has reserved great things to bring to my life. And it just makes me feel like my life has been really good – but not because of anything I’ve done.