Oren Lavie (born June 13th, 1976) is an Israeli songwriter, author, theatre and video director. His music video for “Her Morning Elegance” earned a 2009 Grammy Award nomination for “Best Short Form Music Video” and has become a YouTube hit with over 30 million views to date. Lavie released his debut studio album, The Opposite Side of the Sea, on March 10, 2009 in the United States. He is the winner of the ASCAP FOUNDATION AWARD for promising lyricist. His first book for children, The Bear Who Wasn’t There, was published in 2014 and has since been translated to numerous languages and published throughout the world to favorable reviews.
“Did You Really Say No” is a prelude to his second album “Bedroom Crimes”, available on May 12. A tender duet with Vanessa Paradis filmed in black and white, the video is written and directed by Oren Lavie, the direction photography is by David Stragmeister and the choreography is by Rachel Erdos.