Once a Disney kid, always a Disney kid, and Disney kids need to stick together. That’s why when electro-pop duo Phantoms ran into their old buddy Vanessa Hudgens in a New York City airport some months ago, they followed it up with a play date to get in the studio. The result is “Lay With Me,” an ’80s-inspired love tune with a music video that nods to their shared Disney past by re-creating a famous scene from Hudgens’ High School Musical.
Fans can get a closer look at the making of said video (which already has more than 1 million views on YouTube) in a special behind-the-scenes clip shared exclusively with Billboard Dance. It was a joyous reunion, one that brought Phantoms’ Kyle Kaplan and Vinnie Pergola back their Disney pasts, having worked on Hannah Montana and That’s So Raven respectively. They hired comedic director duo The Dads (Dillon Francis “Hello There“) to capture that mid-aughts Disney style.
The playful energy in the video is a direct result of the friendly atmosphere created backstage. See for yourself in the clip below.