Video Voyeur: 3Qs with Jake Benjamin

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Jake Benjamin is a New York musician that is steadily on the rise. With his new video in tow for “Bound to You,” the artist also brings an eclectic video to the table that is visually captivating from start to finish. One of several singles Benjamin has been and will be releasing in the coming months, the new music will lead up to a fuller release, expected in the New Year. We had the chance to catch up with Jake Benjamin for an exclusive interview regarding his latest video release.

Tell us the story of this song, why did you choose to visualize this song specifically?

“Bound to You” was a story that came from a stream of consciousness. The thoughts that raced through my head got so vivid that they became a vision projected on the ceiling and from there I kept on writing and writing and by 3AM, the song and melody had been writing with the composed vocal loops. “Bound to You” is a song dedicated to the ones who never leave your mind and love unconditionally. I wanted to give the listener a glimpse in the composition process using a loop pedal. The video highlights the method of how I build accompaniment with the sounds of my voice and the effects of the loop pedal.
What was the inspiration behind this video(visuals, storyline, etc.)?

Well besides giving listeners a visual on inner mechanics of looping, I think it was important to give the overall light feeling of the song. So, using the natural light inside the lovely home of the sound engineer who worked with me on the video gave the right setting for this song.

 

What was the process of making this video?

It was a collaborative effort between the videographer, Fernando Martinez, who used multiple cameras in the shot. With the help of producer, Ben Wisch, we were able to use his home studio give an honest live performance of “Bound to You.”


Catch up with Jake Benjamin via: www.jakebenjaminmusic.com

 

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