N.B. teens' LMFAO parody goes viral
Music video of life on the farm gets more than 110,000 hits
A group of teens from Sussex say they're blown away by the success of a school project they posted online.
The four-minute video called From Sussex and I know it is a parody of life in the community. It's been viewed on YouTube more than 110,000 times.
"It's incredible to have this many people watch and even like it," said Jed Webster, one of two performers in the video. Webster dances around a farm with his friend, Nathan Brown.
The two 16-year-olds are in a band with another student, Mac Miller. The song is a parody of the popular LMFAO tune Sexy and I know it.
"It was the band's initial idea, and we were going to do a remake, but what really gave us the drive to do it was two school projects," said Webster.
Their assignments were to do a self-expression project and create a song.
"Hey man, I heard you were from that small town with all the cows and stuff," the teens sing in the opening lines.
Webster said the teens wanted to have some fun and show off their hometown.
"Our main message from this video was mainly just to have a little fun and not take things so seriously all the time," said Webster.
"Sussex gets a lot of stereotypes about everyone farming and all that stuff, so we just took these and kind of just made it funny."
Sussex is a small farming community of 4,300 people.
The video took two days to make with the help of their friend Jeremy Vincent.
Webster said they've done a few projects as a group to get some laughs around school, but this one struck a chord.
"We never thought it would go this big," he said.