Sunflower Dead Premiere New Music Video, “Make Me Drown”
Sunflower Dead, who released their self-titled debut album on August 21 and won Revolver‘s Album of the Week poll last week, have unveiled their new music video, for the song, “Make Me Drown.” Check the clip out below, read what guitarist Jamie Teissiere has to say about it, and let us know what you think in the comments.
REVOLVER What’s the song about?
JAMIE TEISSIERE “Make Me Drown” is an acceptance that others have deemed you in a specific yet incorrect way, forcing you to lower yourself and become their reality in order to open their eyes to your truth, the real truth.
Why did you guys decide to make a video for this song?
It was very simple: “Make Me Drown” seemed like a simple way to introduce the band with a catchy, crushing song before we unleash some of the deeper tracks on the record down the road. It gives the listener a small window into what we are about without giving away too much.
How do you guys come up with the concept for the video?
Conceptually, since this was our debut video, we decided to introduce the story line in the Sunflower Dead graphic novel Michael [Del Pizzo, vocals] has been working on and will see the light of day in 2013. Originally, the name Sunflower Dead was just a short story idea Michael had thought of. Once the band adopted the name, the story grew to an entire new level. This video focuses more on the characters and how Sunflower Dead handles the despicable to give the viewer an idea of what Sunflower Dead is all about. The idea was to combine the feel of 30 Days of Night, The Warriors, A Clockwork Orange, Reservoir Dogs, and The Crow in a raw, simple way with more allusion to violence for redemption than being graphic.
What was the craziest thing that happened at the video shoot?
I’d have to say watching all the guys in the band struggle to put those big, black contacts in their eyes for a couple hours straight. I got so frustrated with failing to get my contacts in that I drove to an eye doctor to have them put the contacts in for me, only to find out after the contacts were put in my eyes by the doctor that they didn’t fit the circumference of my eyeball and that I would have to do the shoot without contacts. So if you notice, my eyes are shut 99 percent of the video.