Let’s take a walk down memory lane.
Bonus points to her for being a good sport.
Michelle Branch is back with Hopeless Romantic, her first album in 14 years, and the 33-year-old singer/songwriter has been making the rounds to promote the comeback record. One of those pit stops included a visit to MTV News, where the “anti-Britney” of the “TRL” generation rewatched the clip to her 2001 smash, “Everywhere,” and it was all sorts of amazing.
In case you don’t remember, “Everywhere” featured Branch peeping out the window at her crush, who lived across the street. Sure, he was hot and all, but looking back at the Liz Friedlander-directed clip, the singer realized that she was being a total creep.
“No one’s ever mentioned, like, I’m stalking someone in this video,” she jokingly said. “That’s actually what I’m doing. I’m, like, being a creep.”
Branch went on to explain how she dealt with her rise to fame at such a young age. “It was great because it was exhausting and I was young enough that nothing could really faze me,” Branch explained. “It was just go, go, go. I was traveling a lot. I literally toured the world before I was old enough to drink, which also was handy when I went to foreign countries and I was able to drink. It was just a wild ride.”
It was a ride that we (and the rest of the 2001 pop audience) enjoyed so much that the video for “Everywhere” won the MTV Viewer’s Choice VMA in 2002. Scroll down below to walk memory lane with Michelle Branch!