The French house-music DJ/producer who produced last summer's Black Eyed Peas hit "I Gotta Feeling" is planning a repeat chart assault. David Guetta just shot the video for his "Gettin' Over You," a song he's convinced will be the summer anthem of 2010.
"I have no words. This is going to be my best video, I'm sure," Guetta told MTV News when we caught up with him at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, fresh off the video shoot.
The seemingly endless obsession with "I Gotta Feeling" hasn't gone unnoticed by Guetta, who may be following a formula for success by reuniting with some of the song's key players. (The massive hit from the Peas' album The E.N.D. spent 14 weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 last year and remains a club staple.) "Gettin' Over You" features Fergie and LMFAO. It's only fitting, then, that the new clip includes a nod to the first collaboration that helped make Guetta a crossover star.
"The video is the story of what happened to me when I came to produce 'I Gotta Feeling' for the Black Eyed Peas," Guetta said. "It was my first time in that studio called Record Plant. I was so impressed, and we started to work with Will.I.Am and more and more artists were coming to say, 'Hello,' and were like, 'Oh, this music is different.' And they were staying. Girls were starting to dance on the couch.
"So the inspiration for my video is really that. We're in recording sessions — me, Fergie, LMFAO, [singer] Chris Willis — and then more and more people are partying in the studio. We party in the streets. Partying in the area ... partying in the city."
Oddly enough, Guetta's energetic onstage demeanor is in direct contrast to his comfort level with the acting required for a music video.
"I'm so bad. I can only be myself," he laughed. "I'm such a bad actor, it's terrible. If you tell me, 'Do what you usually do,' it's kind of OK. So I'm producing that record, that's what I'm doing in the video."
But the dance-music phenom could only rave about Fergie's performance. "I look stupid, you know, totally suck," Guetta said. "Her, it's the opposite. They say 'rolling,' and she knows exactly what she's doing, like, the angle, the look, the light. I asked her after we shot, 'Did you have a monitor? Could you see yourself?' Because it was so perfect."