See: Backseat Lovers Share Stop Motion Masterpiece For Track ‘Snowbank Blues’

Travis Bailey

Fresh from their sold out UK and Ireland tour Utahs, Backseat Lovers have shared the wonderful stop motion video for fan favourite Snowbank Blues. The track is taken from the bands second album ‘Waiting To Spill’. After premiering the video in front of an invited audience of fans back home at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, the band’s project with Colin Lepper, an Emmy-nominated director specialising in stop-motion animation has been released to global fans online. The video has been intricately crafted to bring it’s felt-and-buttons character to life, pitting the cute, lost, subterranean persona at the centre of the story against a hopelessly lost cause and capture the longing imbued in the track’s chorus: “Wish I could roll the windows down/ But the snow has swallowed up our little town.”

Lepper says of making of the video: 

“Creating this video for The Backseat Lovers was an absolute joy for me and a true labor of love. The trust and creative freedom I was granted every step of the way was so liberating, and having such a powerfully emotional song at its core really made this a dream project. I first fell in love with stop-motion when I was 14 by doing just this, making music videos in my bedroom to songs that inspired me, so to get to revisit that format years later with such a talented group was a very special experience. I hope the attention and care that went into every frame of this video results in something that people can connect with, and does this beautiful song some justice.”

The band’s lead-singer, Joshua Harmon, says: 

“Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve been mystified by the beauty of stop motion and the instantly nostalgic feeling it can bring to a story. This song has always held a similar form or familiar nostalgia within myself, and to see Colin create a world around it with a level of emotion and vulnerability that connects you so deeply to the characters has been a joyful and moving experience. All four of us in the band are beyond grateful to have gotten to work with him on Snowbank Blues.”

Check it out, here

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