Motive decided to set up a boombox throughout NYC (in 3 boroughs) and ask random people if they would "stop and dance" to the dance remix of their latest single. They wanted to see if New Yorkers going about their business would snap out of their daily grinds, in the moment, and let loose. The reaction was overwhelming- scores of people, young and old, participated without preparation and broke free on the street. This video captures New York with it's colorful people and backdrops and highlights the energy of the Big Apple. #stopanddance Nemo and Sandy be damned!
Not long ago, the members of Motive were shredding through jazz lead sheets and getting carted across the U.S. and Europe to showcase their young talent. Nowadays, Motive populates a different scene. These Seattle transplants, turned Brooklynites, emerged from a Clinton Hill, Brooklyn practice space onto stages around the city and are rapidly taking NYC and the internet by storm. Known for their grunge influenced indie rock sound, Motives catchy, hook laced songwriting shines through on the latest single, Whats So Bad?, which was Produced & Mixed by Chuck Brody (Phantogram, Bear Hands, Ra Ra Riot). The video for Whats So Bad? recently caught the attention of MTV and premiered on MTV2s 120 Minutes with Matt Pinfield. The video quickly skyrocketed to #2 on MTV.coms Most Popular video chart, topping artists such as Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber, and Imagine Dragons- a rare feat for an unsigned band.
Motive is currently preparing to release a new EP and a series of high concept music videos to accompany the release, and recently had their cover of Talking Heads Psycho Killer featured in a Jean Paul Gaultier video released by the popular fashion/music/and culture publication, TWELV Magazine.