Video Premiere: Printz Board, ‘1’

Printz Board’s putting up numbers with his new video, “1.”

You probably haven’t heard of Printz Board, but we promise you’ve heard him: Dude’s been rocking stadiums with the Black Eyed Peas and cowriting hits such as “Where Is the Love?” and “Don’t Phunk With My Heart” for years. Also on his resume: Katy Perry, Chris Brown, and Sheryl Crow. So when he calls his new song and video “1” — yeah, dude knows what the view’s like from the top.

Watch Printz Board’s “1” video after the jump.

Turns out “1,” appearing on Printz’s forthcoming debut album, Board Games, is a love song with a twist: “You gon’ be my No. 1/ when I’m ready for that,” Printz sings with a wink, between walking us back through his nightmare exes. “No. 4 was lovely/ All cute and bubbly/ But then it got scary when I heard she was married,” he rhymes. Um, no wonder he’s a little nervous. But while Printz isn’t prepared to put a ring on it just yet, his bad breakups make for an upbeat track.

The video’s just as bright, literally — there’s a Blue Man Group-y extra carrying around a 6-foot Sun. The colorful video skips the green screens and CGI for old-fashioned cardboard and stage props, bringing Printz’s lyrics to cartoon-style life. It’s definitely our No. 1 video involving air piano and jean shorts.

+ Watch Printz Board’s “1” video.

Photo credit: Ian Montgomery