May 16, 2012 1:31pm PT by Sophie Schillaci
Robert Schwartzman's 'Second Chances' Clip is a Family Affair, Starring Jason Schwartzman and Talia Shire (Video)
Former Rooney frontman Robert Schwartzman is breaking out as a solo artist, and with a little help from his famous bloodline (and an undeniably catchy tune), the 29-year-old’s latest music video is getting noticed.
“Second Chances” is the lead single off Schwartzman’s independently released solo effort, Double Capricorn, available now via RobertSchwartzman.com. With the newly released music video that accompanies the track, Schwartzman enlists the help of a few familiar faces: Brother Jason Schwartzman and mother Talia Shire (nee Coppola). While Shire appeared once before in a Rooney music video, the new clip marks the first time that the brothers have rocked out together on screen -- with a little help from Weezer's Brian Bell, who also makes an appearance.
The video, directed by Schwartzman’s high school classmate Max Goldblatt, was shot in the singer’s childhood home and shows him lying in bed with constantly evolving surroundings. Watch below.
Schwartzman explains that the concept of the video reflects the origin of the lyrics. “Second Chances” was written while Rooney was on tour in Germany, and on one sleepless night, Schwartzman began riffing what he calls “jet lag lyrics” over an instrumental song he had previously recorded.
All sales of Double Capricorn are handled entirely by Schwartzman, with all profits to benefit the Tibetan Healing Fund. Click here to find out more.