1. Tell us the story of this song, why did you choose to visualize this song specifically?:
2. What was the inspiration behind this video (visuals, storyline, etc.)?
Bob Sweeney shot this film on a Super 8 camera. He was picturing me just kind of meandering about some streets and trails in Philadelphia, seemingly lost. This concept was inspired by Ringo’s “lost scene” in “A Hard Day’s Night”. Because what you’re hearing on the song is me playing the instruments, I thought it would be fun to catch some footage of me playing the various instruments in the order that they were played in the song.
3. What was the process of making this video?
Bob and I collaborated on a few videos prior to the making of “Drop Dead”, so we were in a bit of a flow state since we walked into it knowing each other’s style. We shot this video on film, so the actual filming of it was the easy part and was done in one afternoon in August. Bob filmed me walking around the neighborhood of Manayunk in Philadelphia and then we ducked into a rehearsal studio and got some footage of me playing my parts on the drums, guitar, bass and vocals. I’m thrilled with the grainy, reel to reel style of this video. The footage of this carefree and lovely afternoon serves as a great backdrop while the lyrics are neatly (and playfully) displayed across the screen