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Premiere: Jason French Knows You Just Want His Money In New Video

He wants you to want him.

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Ironically, Jason French's big hit "You Just Want My Money" was written when he was down and out. His first record deal, signed when he was just 22, had fallen through, and he was working construction.

He was dead broke, and started dedicating all his free time to songwriting.

"I went into the darkest place I've ever been in," says French, now 26. "It felt like all my dreams, everything I'd worked for, was just completely over." When a longtime music-industry acquaintance, Chris Anokute, reached out and asked if he had any new music, French handed over "You Just Want My Money" — and soon landed his deal with Interscope Records. His full-length debut is out later this year.

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"You Just Want My Money" racked up 7 million streams its first month on Spotify and 80 million impressions on Vine. Not sure exactly how much money that adds up to, but French doesn't want to part with it. He wants someone to want him. By video's end, he finds that special someone.

Watch the video for Jason French's "You Just Want My Money" premiering exclusively on BuzzFeed Music.

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