VIDEO: Pasty is all you need, say Cornwall’s answer to Aloe Blacc
Singer Aloe Blacc might “need a dollar” but in Cornwall a pasty is all you need, according to a teenage trio.
The hit song has come across the pond and been reworked by Matt Rawlinson and Sam and Lorna Oatey – known as Purely Cornish – to expound the virtues of the humble pasty.
Their tongue-in-cheek music video posted on YouTube last Sunday (Jan 26) has already had over 500 views.
Purely Cornish said the reason behind the video is to showcase “everything Cornish” with a humorous twist.
Sam, 15, from Hewas Water filmed and edited the video while his sister Lorna, 13 and friend Matt Rawlinson, 14, from St Austell, star the video.
Sam said: “This video demonstrates the essential need for the Cornish farmer to have his favourite dish the Cornish pasty.
“Basically a pasty is all you need.”
The trio have replaced Aloe’s dessert backdrop for a dairy farm in Gorran and trumpets for tractors.
Sam added: “The lyrics are very Cornish related and quite funny; we are all from farming families.”
The group formed Purely Cornish two years ago for fun and to celebrate their love for the county.
“It’s something we all enjoy and we have all been involved in using different media”, he said.
Their previous endeavours include Matt donning a nun’s habit for a rip off video of Queen’s I want to break free, and enlisting the help of friends for their version of the viral hit What Does the Fox Say (Farmers Cover.
Drama student Matt said shooting the film wasn’t without hiccup and the budding actors had to be pulled out with a rope after getting stuck in the mud.
“It’s all good fun and great to be outdoors”, he said.
The trio now hope the video will go all the way Hollywood.
Lorna added: “There’s a lot more to come from us.”
Purely Cornish have already started reworking Built This City by Eighties rockers Starship to We Built This Farm.”