When getting the song from Parov Stelar, I was listening to it on repeat for hours whilst walking through the old town of Palma. It gave me a vibe that it could be on the soundtrack of a contemporary French romantic comedy. Actually, I felt like being in such a movie when walking the streets. So, the idea was born to write French lyrics to it. Unfortunately, the only French I remembered was from my ballet lessons as a young girl, but the thought of my strict ballet teacher from childhood, in combination with the commanding rhythm of the song, harmonized quite strangely, so that’s how ‘Candy Girl’ was born. - Vallemarie
The artfully vivid music video fully brings the original song to life, and features 1,600 painted pictures and animations from the Austrian visionary in addition to cameos from Rudy Pankow, of Netflix’s "Outer Banks" fame, Vallemarie and Parov Stelar themselves, and viral TikTok puppeteer duo Toodle Noodle. The entirety of the visual accompaniment is directed by Markus Füreder, acting as an extension of his artistic vision.
Marcus Fuereder, know professionally as Parov Stelar, is an established Austrian musician who has pioneered the ‘electro swing’ genre since his debut EP "Kisskiss" was released in 2004. Over time, his work has been featured in various movie and TV shows, as well as advertisements for Audi, Colgate, Google, Target, and many more. To-date, he’s released ten full-length albums and over twenty EPs, with staunch support stemming from Klingande, Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett, and Lana Del Rey, to name just a few. He’s also graced the decks of venerated events such as Coachella, Glastonbury, Lollapalooza, and more. The chart-topping act has also pursued other mediums such as visual art, having recently presented a summer museum exhibition last year with 25 large-format paintings in his hometown of Linz.
"Candy Girl" has already impressively gained 300k total streams across all platforms since its release just last month, in turn effortlessly setting an exciting precedent for its remix counterpart.