Great music video: Cosmic Girl by Jamiroquai

I’m a big Jamiroquai fan, what’s not to like.  Jay Kay the lead singer is car mad, he especially loves supercars.  See his car collection here. 

He apparently has 30+ cars, three of his cars appeared in the video for the song Cosmic Girl.

The video, directed by Adrian Moat, shows three famous supercars driving and racing each other through several highways and mountain roads across a desert landscape from clear day-light to dawn. The cars on the video are a black Ferrari F355 Berlinetta, a purple Lamborghini Diablo SE30 and a red Ferrari F40.  Jay Kay appears to be driving the purple Lamborghini with Stuart Zender on the co-pilot seat, but the drivers of the other cars are not shown in detail.

It has four different edits: Versions 1-3, and the so-called ‘Jay’s cut’ version. Before filming, Jay’s Diablo had to be shipped overseas for the video shoot. Apparently, the company which was hired to transport the car had a driver that was keen to drive the car. Jay let the guy drive the car, but he was involved in an accident which wrecked the car, rendering the car completely unusable. The car that appears in the video was rented from a local collector. The F40 was provided by the Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason (what a very nice bloke), who drove in the video as well.

While filming, the driver’s side window in Jay Kay’s Lamborghini was accidentally smashed. Due to the tight timescales involved, the video was still shot, but with the window removed. This is why Jay Kay appears to be driving around the desert late at night with his windows down. Jay Kay mentioned in an interview that the Lamborghini had its windscreen removed to aid with the filming, due to space limitations inside, and the windscreen angle from outside. The missing windscreen can be seen when the Lamborghini overtakes the black Ferrari on an uphill shot.

The video was filmed at the Cabo de Gata, in Spain.  Enjoy.

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