Girl in a Coma's new video for "Smart" brings them back to some of their most cherished inspirations – the music videos of the Eighties and the Smiths, whose song "Girlfriend in a Coma" gave the group their name. In keeping with the Eighties vibe the band, comprised of sisters Nina and Phanie Diaz and bassist Jenn Alva, wanted director Jim Mendiola to evoke the tone and look of their favorite music videos from the decade. "During my research, I was struck by the amazing video work Derek Jarman did with the Smiths, very nostalgic and melancholy and incredibly textured, a perfect match for this song," says Mendiola.
Shot in the band's hometown of San Antonio, TX, the video "really captures the whole new-wave vibe the song itself has. Watching it made me feel very nostalgic, almost as if I already miss these days of being in a band," says lead singer and guitarist Nina Diaz.