Swing Republic – Long Legs (Official Music Video) #electroswing film noir

June 11, 2020

LONG LEGS was the title track of the second EP building to the electro swing pioneers ‘BEST OF’ compilation at the end of 2018. Featuring brand new material (both electro swing and more vintage influenced styles) LONG LEGS is the neo noir standard bearer for another collection of 4 expertly crafted songs inspired, as before, by the sounds of vintage jazz, swing, funk and soul but given a contemporary spin by subject matter and production. LONG LEGS again boasts the vocals and lyrics of long time collaborator, Danish jazz singer Karina Kappel and comes complete with this film noir video shot on location in a Brighton hotel. The other tracks feature classic vintage samples from the 30s, 40s and 50s and performances including The Boswell Sisters on LET YOURSELF GO.

(Lyrics below)

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Video Directed by: Jonathan Nicol @ Other Finger Films

DOP: Kenny McCracken
Starring: Lucy Cates // Tess Dimos // Jakub Hudak
Make-Up: Elloise Willett // Wardrobe: Becky Salmon // Assistant: Faye Fillingham
Producer: Giorgia De Stefano

Shot on location (and special thanks to): The Southern Belle, Brighton UK

c and p 2018 Freshly Squeezed (Music Ltd)
All Rights Reserved


About the ARTIST:

SWING REPUBLIC was born as the side project of a platinum selling Danish songwriter and producer, Per Ebdrup. In love with the sound of swing, Per remixed old and obscure vintage gems in his spare time off as composer to hire. These tracks would eventually be brought together in ELECTRO SWING REPUBLIC (2011) that was one of the first complete electro swing albums ever released. The second album MIDNIGHT CALLING (2013) saw the introduction of jazz vocalist Karina Kappel and featured the massively popular CRAZY IN LOVE version that has notched up well over 4 million plays on Spotify alone and even higher numbers on YouTube.

Their third album MO’ ELECTRO SWING REPUBLIC (2015) combined the sounds and style of both their first 2 releases mixing original songwriting with a more remix based approach to vintage covers.
SWING REPUBLIC continue to have many millions of YouTube views, 140,000+ monthly Spotify listeners and multiple Platinum selling albums.



long legged girlfriend alone in her living room, thinkin’ ’bout all the harm she wants to do,
burnin’ holes in old photos with a cigarette, tryin’´ta get the world back, never has no regrets

daddy´s little angel alone in her living room, scheming and planning my doom, twirlin’ her hair, got a stoned up stare on her face as she´s twirlin’ the truth

oh don´t you take it out on me girl, dont you take it out on me,
oh don’t you take it out on me,
oh no, won’t you leave me alone now my girl, won’t you leave me now
oh won’t you leave me alone my girl

long legged girl with a smile and a grin, as she sees that it’s working I’m shiverin´
down on my knees got me beggin’ her please, let it go and let me be me

you think you’re kinda cute with you´re superior style, had me fooled for a while by your ambiguous smile,
it’s all in your head, it’s not true what you said, you’re delusional girl if you think i’m not aware


long legs are crawling all over the floor trying to find all the pieces of what was before, caught in a web reaching over her head you can try but I’m smarter than that,


words and music: Karina Kappel / Per Ebdrup
c and p 2018 Freshly Squeezed / Reverb Records / Reservoir Music


About the LABEL:

FRESHLY SQUEEZED are “world leaders in putting a modern dance music spin on vintage records” (Mixmag) – we are the independent British label behind the award-winning compilation series, night club and live events including WHITE MINK – “Electro swings first landmark moment” – and ground-breaking brands like ELECTRO BLUES or VINTAGE REMIX (with Island Records). We have released music and compilations from artists including THE CORRESPONDENTS, SWING REPUBLIC, JFB, JEM STONE, SWINGROWERS, MARCELLA PUPPINI, R.A. THE RUGGED MAN and many more. Promoting sell-out UK shows by artists including CARAVAN PALACE and PAROV STELAR. The label has always led the way in fusing vintage influences with a contemporary twist.

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All Comments

  • This is awesome.

    Uncah_Bucchal June 11, 2020 2:55 pm Reply
  • Супер!!!!!!!!

    Serg Ivanov June 11, 2020 2:55 pm Reply
  • MMM. When you write that Good Good self insert fanfiction XD

    Ren June 11, 2020 2:55 pm Reply
  • Yeah, great music and all, but just for a change, can we see a straight woman somewhere? I'm tired of the idea that every hot woman must be gay.

    Nem a Tolvajkergetők June 11, 2020 2:55 pm Reply
  • At first I was like "meeeh"

    I am still replayingg this song since that first impression 12 hours ago, send help.

    Mikolaj Wojtowicz June 11, 2020 2:55 pm Reply
  • now if you will excuse me I'm going to make a playlist with this being the only song in it and put it on loop

    Mettatonyx June 11, 2020 2:55 pm Reply
  • Okay, I found this via Spotify (I have an electro swing playlist and I like searching for bands and songs), this had caught my attention and after listening so much many times I search for the video and I didn't expect this, it's cool! How bad they didn't kiss :'(

    Poli Oro June 11, 2020 2:55 pm Reply
  • I'm sad I can't find more of this song such as backing tracks or more fans, I'm addicted – one of my favourites!

    Jazuwu June 11, 2020 2:55 pm Reply
  • Awesome song absolutely love it

    NNNeo Politan June 11, 2020 2:55 pm Reply
  • My 3 favorite electric swing songs all from the same artist… There's a pattern here, I assure you. 😊

    Levi #776 June 11, 2020 2:55 pm Reply
  • LYRICS are in the INFO section…

    Freshly Squeezed June 11, 2020 2:55 pm Reply
  • CANT STOP LISTENING TO THIS SONG!! The video reminds me a lot of the old musical City of Angels, which also revolves around a noir writer and the character he wrote, as two intertwining stories. Even the use of color schemes is similar (real world=chromatic, noir fiction world= monochrome). Did you guys perhaps take inspiration? ;D

    Astro Wiz June 11, 2020 2:55 pm Reply
  • If I weren't already, I'd turn gay for this song

    AspergerUnicorn June 11, 2020 2:55 pm Reply
  • Underrated

    Nathan, Sb June 11, 2020 2:55 pm Reply
  • Песня супер а просмотров так мало

    Мил Зиг June 11, 2020 2:55 pm Reply
  • This song is so sexy that I’m addicted to it at night. I also like to think in this video that the writer ( the woman ) fell in love with the character she created and has sexual fantasies about her.

    HinataScarlet June 11, 2020 2:55 pm Reply
  • Ovv hell yeahh

    Turbullans cc June 11, 2020 2:55 pm Reply
  • God ,i love this song ! Nice voice and very good musik !

    F Waldemar June 11, 2020 2:55 pm Reply
  • かっこええ!!彡(^)(^)

    ジーコ瞳 June 11, 2020 2:55 pm Reply
  • It's a beautiful song.

    Sing 01 June 11, 2020 2:55 pm Reply
  • イイね。この曲入ったアルバム発売されないかな~。

    bamboostone56 June 11, 2020 2:55 pm Reply
  • so much power in a voice …. such perfect execution of a sound …Outstanding!

    Pirooz Pakdel June 11, 2020 2:55 pm Reply
  • Excellent!

    Erick Rodríguez June 11, 2020 2:55 pm Reply
  • What is the name of that beautiful woman who played the writer? She's gorgeous!

    Wayne S June 11, 2020 2:55 pm Reply
  • I personally think this is garbage and your the Shania Twain of swing. Congratulations your single handely ruining a genra of music by turning it into pop. But now to be positive you do have a good voice and your video was well done, and creative.

    josh 2032 June 11, 2020 2:55 pm Reply
  • Not a bad song, but I think it's only good to listen.
    I don't think anybody could swing to that.
    Anyway good song!

    András Gombkötő June 11, 2020 2:55 pm Reply
  • 1:11 That face tho

    Miguel Mateus June 11, 2020 2:55 pm Reply
  • Excellent song and the ending of the vid made me sad ;;-;; Great job!

    *casually add this to my playlist

    offlimits June 11, 2020 2:55 pm Reply
  • Браво!!!

    Marina Marinetti June 11, 2020 2:55 pm Reply

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