Grammy-nominated family musician and Long Island resident Brady Rymer launched his latest music video on Oct. 21 — “Me on the Map” was filmed entirely in the town of Southold featuring 18 kids from the community riding their bicycles, in a rowboat with Rymer on Great Pond, and around a bonfire with Rymer on the Kenny’s Beach.
Sophie Heidemann, 7, of Southold, for instance, is seen walking in slow motion on a wooded path to the dunes and roasting marshmallows next to Rymer while he sings and plays mandolin at the bonfire. “I got to eat a lot of marshmallows,” Sophie says. “That was yum yum yum.”
The 3-1/2-minute video was filmed over one long day, Rymer says. “It turned into this love letter to the North Fork and to Southold, where we’re from.”
This isn’t the first time Rymer’s used local fans in his videos, but it seemed especially appropriate this time because “Me on the Map” is a song that focuses on hometowns, Rymer says. “I really wanted the kids to represent the community,” he says. “We can’t thank them enough for doing a professional job.”
Asen Roussan, 7, of New Suffolk, wearing a bucket hat, waves from the rowboat as Rymer performs and sways next to the musician on the beach. Imogen Blair, 10, and her brother, Henry, 7, of Cutchogue, pedal their bicycles. “We had to be riding behind a truck because they were filming off the truck,” Imogen says. She says she thinks the video came out “really nice and cute.”
“Me on the Map” is on the latest CD from Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could, called “Press Play,” which came out this year. To watch the “Me on the Map” video, visit youtu.be/u63W7bePizM.