With that whistle-pop hook and the vocal-forward melodies, it’s no wonder Cayucas have seen their track “Jessica WJ” rise to over a million plays on Spotify in less than a year. The Santa Monica twin-created project are proving mastery of pop-rock, and this gem of a song is sure to endear you to them.
In fact, endearing is the name of the game on “Jessica WJ”. The track details the journey of someone apologizing for a silly mistake: throwing out the number of a love interest! The song carries a narrative, so the animated video was a natural — and aptly energetic— choice.
Sean Solomon is known for his distinct work on the FOX TV animated show Lucas Brothers Moving Co. You might recognize his style here, as he directed and designed the clip and enlisted Sarah Schmidt to help bring it to life. Here, we see Cayucas frontman Zach Yudin (and perhaps his twin brother Ben Yudin) jamming, soaring, and going all out in order to prove affection for the titular Jessica. Pastels and vibrance come together here, just as the song itself plays between soft vocals and concrete rock moments. Now just try to get the bridge out of your head.