Courteney Cox has directed her daughter Coco Arquette in a music video for musician friend Foy Vance.
Coco, 12, the only child of Courteney and her ex-husband David Arquette, inspired Foy's sentimental new song titled Coco, and was the natural choice to star in the accompanying video. Singer-songwriter Foy is a pal of Courteney's Snow Patrol rocker boyfriend Johnny McDaid, 39, with the pair sharing Northern Irish heritage and musical roots.
"Johnny brought Foy into my life a few years ago, and, immediately, he became a very close friend, Courteney, 52, told People.com."He also got to know my daughter, Coco, and a song was born."
The former Friends star added that she feels Foy's tune not only captures Coco's unique personality but also a sense of childhood innocence. Further, Courteney explains that she was thrilled when Foy asked her to direct the Coco video, as the whole project was so important to her.
"My hope is that I conveyed in a visual way the many levels of feeling that Foy's song so brilliantly expressed," shared Courteney, who has previously helmed episodes of her TV show Cougar Town. "I am struck and continue to be struck by Foy's incredible soul as a musician and father. He is a truly unique human being, and I am proud to call him a friend."
Meanwhile, Foy shares that the song started out as an "off the cuff verse" that he thought up to make Coco laugh, though it quickly turned into something more. He adds that the song and its accompanying clip came together organically.
"That old adage 'the apple doesn't fall far from the tree' has never proved more true than with Courteney and Coco...," he explained. "They both have such beautifully inquisitive spirits and kind hearts. Mix that with a killer sense of humor and you've got the Courteney/Coco double act!"
Foy released his second LP The Wild Swan in May (16) and has a number of international gigs lined up, kicking off with an appearance at the Latitude Festival in the U.K. on Sunday (17Jul16).