About A Girl by The Academy Is
"About a Girl" is the first single by The Academy Is... from their third studio album, Fast Times at Barrington High. The single reached the pop charts at #88, making it the band's first charting single and this song was ranked #74 on MTV latinoamerica list of the Top 100 Hits of 2008. This song was number 39 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Best Songs of 2008. It has been noted that the chorus shares a similar melody to that of a-ha's hit single "Take on Me".The video for the single revolves around William Beckett and his bandmates in high school. Beckett has it made; he has the girl, the friends and the popularity. However, this turns out to just be a daydream; his sole friends at school are his bandmates and the girl (played by American model Brittany Moser) is in a relationship with a jock football player. Throughout the course of the video, Beckett dreams of having the girl until finally, they embrace and drive off in what appears to be another one of his daydreams. However, this daydream is revealed to be that of the girl's, longing for Beckett though trapped in a relationship with another guy (played by American male model James Ellis). Beckett and she exchange eye contact, creating a possible future for the two. Show video tutorial!
About the Artist
The Academy Is... is an American pop punk band from Barrington, Illinois, formed in 2003. They are currently signed by the Decaydance imprint of the Fueled by Ramen label. They were originally known as "The Academy", but added the "Is..." in 2004 to avoid legal complications with other established bands already under that name. As of 2010, the band has released three studio albums, Almost Here, Santi, and Fast Times at Barrington High, and four EPs. William Beckett (singer) and Adam T. Siska's (bass) plans for starting a band together came to fruition on March 4, 2003 recruiting Mike Carden (guitar) after his former band, Jodie, which had members of Victory records act June, broke up then eventually adding AJ LaTrace as a lead guitarist and Michael DelPrincipe (Little Mike) as a drummer. They recorded their self-titled debut EP, The Academy (2004), for the Chicago-based label LLR Recordings. LLR Recordings had previously released Beckett's solo project Remember Maine's debut album The Last Place You Look in 2002 and Mike Carden's solo folk album in 2003. The EP was recorded in Villa Park, IL at The Gallery of Carpet by producer Brian Zieske.