Brent Loper is living through one of the highlights of his music career. He wrote and performs “The Party Never Ends,” the theme song for the New Orleans Saintsations Swimsuit Calendar Photo Shoot video that will be shown at Champions Square. The song will also be played during the home games.
“We shot the video in Destin and I had to be there for every scene,” says Loper. “It was a lot of work and 4AM days with hair, make up, and wardrobe, but I was the only guy with 36 hot women all day. I was the envy of every guy in America. They were beautiful, but they were also professionals and classy. The video shows the girls getting away for the weekend at the beach as a prelude to football season that is coming soon.”
Loper worked with Leslie Fitzmorris, director of the Saintsations and many Superbowl half time shows, on a project three years ago, and she asked him to write this song. “She wanted a throwback Frankie Valli and Beach Boys sound,” says Loper. “I usually write country songs, so this was a little out of my comfort zone, but after three revisions in three days we had it. “
The party starts right here. All the Saints are marchin’ in. When we get started we won’t stop. The girls get even hotter when they start to rock. We’re all here for the same reasons. Fun in the sun and gettin’ ready for the season. This is where it all begins, but the party never ends.
“The Party Never Ends”
The video debuts at 6PM on Cox Cable in Louisiana. It will then be released on the Saintsations website and YouTube Channel. Last year’s video featured the song “22” by Taylor Swift and has over 580,000 views on YouTube. “A soldier in Afghanistan or someone from anywhere in the world could watch it,” says Loper.
The video will also be incorporated into the home games. “Hearing it for the first time at a game will be surreal,” says Loper. “Songwriting is evolutionary. It comes together and you wonder how it happens.”
Loper grew up playing sports, not music, in Mobile. After several attempts at college, he played drums and toured the world with the contemporary Christian band Truth and the country duo Joey and Rory.
“I have been doing this for a long time and I keep looking for the open window or the break,” says Loper. “I am a songwriter first and I have been plugging songs in Nashville. The more irons you have in the fire, the better off you will be.”
Four years ago Loper was ready to put out that fire. “I was down and through with music,” says Loper. “I moved to Dallas and worked in contracting and insurance, but everything went wrong and I was miserable. My car was broken into twice and all my lyrics were stolen in the bag I always carry with me. I moved back to Mobile in 2012, and people started asking me to play again. I now have a band here.”
“In the music industry you are faced with so much adversity, but that pressure can also bring out the best in you,” says Loper. “As a musician, I have learned that I am always on stage and that I always have to be ready for what could happen next. I have never been a part of anything like this Saintsations video before. It has been a huge opportunity and an open door that I didn’t expect. I am very thankful for this.”0