Music Video of the Day: Pretty Life by Jakalope (2004, dir by Lisa Mann and Vincent Marcone)


The latest season of Degrassi dropped on Netflix today.  Val’s already watched it and I’ll probably watch it this weekend.

In honor of this occasion, today’s music video of the day comes from the Canadian band, Jakalope.  Not only was Jakalope’s best-known song, Feel It, prominently featured in the classic Ghost in the Machine episode of Degrassi but Jakalope also performed Degrassi’s opening theme song from season 4 to season 7.  Part of my ritual, before watching any season of Degrassi, is to spend an hour listening to Jakalope.  It gets me just in the right mood.  My Canadian friends understand.

Pretty Life comes from Jakalope’s debut album, It Dreams.  (It Dreams was co-produced by Trent Reznor and his unmistakable influence in present in both the songs and the videos.)  After watching Pretty Life, be sure to check out the videos for Feel It and Go Away.

As an extra bonus, here is Jakalope performing the Degrassi theme song during season 4:

And here is the instrumental version that was used during seasons 6 and 7.  These opening credits are taken from season 7.  (If the opening credits seem a bit crowded that’s because, during season 7, apparently every teenager in Canada had a role on Degrassi.)

Enjoy!

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