MUSIC VIDEO | The sunny LA singer flags down an ice cream man in new clip.
"The crew was amazing, and I got to eat ice cream all day long," Zeck says about her new visual.
Emily Zeck's got nothing to lose. With a rebellious streak and an obsession for well-priced ice cream pumping through her bloodstream, the starlet, like most aspiring singers and songwriters, has big dreams. "I've been searching for the secret potion," she muses on her syrupy new single "Two Cents (Ice Cream Song)," which gets a sunny and bombastic music video, premiering today. When she heads down to the hustle and bustle of the boardwalk, she flags down the baby-blue ice cream truck to get a quick fix. "If you can't keep up with the way I am, then save your two cents for the ice cream man," she deflects, reclaiming her freedom, on the fizzy hook--and even when a daring fella in a shiny sports car attempts to pick her up, she could care less. "That don't impress me much," she seems to hiss, taking a page out of the Shania Twain playbook. She then makes her way down to the sparkling-sanded beaches to ride some sick waves.
"Cut the bullshit, get with the good shit, or life is gonna suck," she sings, sending up a millennial proverb. "I scream, you scream, we've all got big dreams. We don't have much time to lose. I've learned not to care what people think."
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"I had a blast filming it. The crew was amazing, and I got to eat ice cream all day long. Hard work or hardly working?" she quips to Popdust about the clip. On the song itself, she previously stated, "Someone told me to write a song about what I like, so I wrote about money and ice cream. It's a cool feeling when you learn how to turn someone's negative vibes into a positive and fun situation. Once you learn that trick, life becomes a lot easier."
"Two Cents (Ice Cream Song)" follows the streaming success of such tracks as "Pacific Blue" and "Stardust (Forever Young)," which have cumulated nearly three million and over 300,000 streams, respectively. Last year, she issued her sun-soaked debut, the Good Vibe Tribe EP.
While her music career seems to be taking off, she struggled with pursuing it at first. "It took a few months of arguing back and forth with my manager about pursing music. I had no desire to pursue music. None. At all. I was a realist and very into my academics," she told iEDM. "I worked my butt off in high school. I got all the scholarships. I went to honors college in UNF. I was not about to let go of my academics to pursue something that was, in my opinion, completely ridiculous."
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She added, "You hear so many horror stories about people spending 10 or 15 years trying to do something and it never works out. They have a minimal wage job while still pursing music until they finally give up on it. I didn't want to do that. I wanted success for myself. I wanted at least a good job."
During her studies at UNF at North Florida, she began taking photos of herself in bikinis and quickly learned she "got free bikinis," she said. "It kind of grew from that point on. I wasn't taking any of it seriously. I was really doing it for the sake of not spending money on bikinis. It took no effort. I lived on the beach. It was one of those things where I could do it on the weekend and have fun with my friends."
She now has nearly 370,000 followers on Instagram, and the rest is history.
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