Excuses Excuses have blistering youthful energy with an attention to the finest details of songwriting, they come armed with a lawless desire to make a true believer out of everyone in the room with their deep, introspective lyrics, jaw-dropping emotion, and melody-heavy songs. As thought-provoking as it is intense, the power of their live show unites and captivates audiences worldwide, and the title of their up and coming long-player Listen Up! is as much a call-to-arms as it is a visceral decree.
We sat down with Excuses Excuses for an exclusive Video Voyageur, below!
Tell us the story of this song, why did you choose to visualize this song specifically?
Far From Perfect is an honest and energetic anthem, meant to remind people that we all have our unique flaws and that is totally okay. Naturally, as our first single in over two years, we wanted to make sure that our fans were able to both see and hear what we have been working on for the last few years to help them connect with it in whatever ways they prefer.
What was the inspiration behind this video(visuals, storyline, etc.)?
Our goal with this video was to hold true to the honesty and simplicity of the track to help people focus on the raw emotion of and meaning behind the music. Because we have the skills in-house, we thought what better way to show our true selves than make a totally DIY music video of us performing the song in our private jam space? It isn’t flashy and over-produced; it is real, simple, honest, and raw, just like rock and roll should be.
What was the process of making this video?
Since the idea was so simple, we felt that it was best to just lock ourselves in the basement (jam space) with a camera, our equipment, and our record label VP until we were satisfied with how much sweat we poured into the carpet. We knew that by then we would have enough footage to make something that we could be proud of. When trying to be real and honest, sometimes it is more important to dive right in and let the moment create itself instead of forcing it to fit into a box.