Here’s what I knew about the DJ duo Flight Facilities a few days ago. Absolutely nothing. I’m starting to get to know them, though; we’re courting and I’ve developed feelings for them. I first heard of the group this weekend after Annie Klebanoff, one of the photographers on the set of a He Said/We Said shoot, sent me a link to their Crave You video. The song came out last summer, or maybe it was the summer before that. Still not sure about the exact release date, but definitely sure that I fell in love with their sound and then fell even more in love with the group when I saw that Annie was cast as the “boy model” in the video, which features a “lesbian crush” storyline.
The song’s lyrics pretty much sum up all of the femme crushes that I had in my 20s – “Why can’t you want me like the other boys do? They stare at me while I stare at you.”
The Flight Facilities website revealed little about the group. I searched on-line for Flight Facilities’ Wiki page only to find that it was taken down. Next step was to Google them. It appears that the Sydney duo is very mysterious and, according to other music lovers in the blogosphere, they aim to keep their identities hush hush. But all that doesn’t matter. If I want to chillax to their amazing tunes, I can visit their site, subscribe to their newsletter, download their remixes, etc. What I wanted to know more about was Annie’s experience as their boy model. Here’s what Annie had to say firsthand:
“The whole experience was quite personal to me. I certainly knew I was tapping into a side of me that really wanted to climb trees, get dirty, and not have any curves at all. Aesthetically speaking, it was all wonderfully transformative as well as refreshing to be a part of something that showcases a love story that we don’t usually get to see in our mainstream culture. Overall, I’m just glad people are reacting and discussing their own interpretation of the whole thing.”