Converse is celebrating being a century old with a new ad campaign, and music to boot. The first video can be seen here: Converse - My Drive-Thru featuring Santogold, Julian Casablancas & N.E.R.D. and there are print ads featuring other artists, including MGMT, Bradford Cox of Deerhunter and Atlas Sound, YACHT, Kid Sister, Eleanor Friedberger of the Fiery Furnaces, Frank Carter of Gallows; Does It Offend You, Yeah?, and Sophie of Care Bears on Fire.
The idea of matching musicians not from the same genre together is explained by Geoff Cottrill, Chief Marketing Officer of Converse. “Converse has been embraced by an amazingly diverse group of musicians and artists over the years. As we celebrate the brand’s first century, we thought it would be fun to bring together Pharrell, Santogold, and Julian, to create new music together that bridges the styles they are known for. The results are everything we hoped for and we’re excited to add ‘My Drive Thru’ into the mix of music that fans will listen to this summer. We are also providing a platform for a number of emerging artists from around the world. The music industry is changing and this partnership is about the music and sharing it with fans for free.”
Inside there's an interview with Marie Hyon & Marco Spier who shot the converse commercials and “My Drive Thru” music video.