A music video Mini – series
Video director Johan Anderson and I have made a series of conceptually-linked videos that tell a continuous story of compulsion, spirituality, and the hazards of love.
The action in the clips is driven by a beautiful woman and a demonic, long-haired bartender – a dangerous-looking character – whose potent supernatural powers are put on destructive display.
“We must make our love grow – hatred grows on it’s own.”
Lay Down In The Dark
Dead man in the closet
crows on the wire
“These songs are from the album Pains & Pleasures of Intimacy. As the title suggests, it’s both an exhilarating ride and a clear-eyed examination of the costs and rewards of relationships. It’s more than just smart: it’s wise.”
Andy Gesner – Hip Video Promo
Behind the songs
Often when I write a song I see the story played out in my mind like a video. Or a film. Music is very visual to me.
1 Lay Down In The Dark
When Johan Anderson, who directed this video series, and I started talking about making the whole thing we realized we had a common interest in the work of the Swedish film maker Ingmar Bergman. The themes of these songs lent themselves towards a Scandinavian...
2 Dead Man In The Closet
"Dead Man in the Closet" was the first video we shot in this 4 part video series. Johan Anderson and Brad Simpson located a bar near Brads hometown: Hightstown. I felt good about this typical New Jersey drive through town, as it was smack in the middle of a...
3 Crows on the wire
No matter how good your relationships are with people around you, you will eventually hit some rough waters. When that moment arise, often when least expected, you will battle your own feelings, your memories, your own intellectual analytical powers and finally...
4 Alabaster Jar
From the very first song I wrote at the age of 11, the theme of dying has been with me. I am not scared of death. It really is a second birth. Do you believe in life after birth? That is the question. The end of this life, which is inevitable, creates a...