Published Jan 29, 2014Leif Vollebekk's North Americana has been out in Canada for the better part of a year, but it only just came out in the U.S. through Missing Piece Group. To mark the occasion, the Canuck songwriter has shared a video for the track "When the Subway Comes Above Ground."
The clip for this folk rocking tune was directed by Kaveh Nabatian. It illuminates a trip on the subway with a series of extended closeup cuts.
Nabatian said in a statement:
We decided that we liked the contrast between the music and the weird beautiful '60s sci-fi architecture of the Montreal metro. So we set out to make a grainy low-budget sci-fi folk video. But we quickly realized that we were more interested in the faces of the people on the subway. Filming peoples' faces in slow-motion while they hurtle through the bowels of the city ended up hypnotizing us. So we decided to throw away all of the pretty sci-fi stuff and try to hypnotize people who watch the video with long, slowly evolving images. And then we threw in Leif doing awesome/questionable dance moves at the trippiest metro station of all.
See Vollebekk's upcoming North American tour schedule here.