Is it just me, or is Labor Day weekend kind of bittersweet? For many of us, it’s the last hurrah of summer—the last taste of care-free before getting back to the grind of school. And it’s normal to feel nostalgic for all the summer memories—both past and present—you’ve created.
But nostalgia doesn’t have to be sad. In fact, it can be quite the opposite. And that’s exactly what Kyle Hanagami shows us in his most recent video, “#BoomClap.” The video tells the story two friends (or more-than-friends) as they grow up together from teens to young adults. Kyle Hanagami and Haley Fitzgerald play the young adult couple, while Dylan Shepherd and Larsen Thompson (shout out!) play their teen counterparts.
The setting—which shifts from a boardwalk to the shoreline to a theme park—screams nostalgic summer memories. But by repeating the same phrase with both couples, Kyle demonstrates a kind of continuity. Summers pass, but there will be more summers. And that’s pretty comforting, if you ask me. It also doesn’t hurt that the music, choreography and overall vibe of the video are lighthearted and fun. Enjoy!