“11-17” comes from the
singer-songwriter’s latest album Between the Concrete & Clouds. Ace
videography by Aaron Powell, no less.
By Blurt Staff
We were stoked to catch Kevin Devine in Austin for SXSW the other week when he
appeared at the BLURT day party at Ginger Man – great sound, great response
too. Now we’re doubly stoked to be able to present his brand new video,
“11-17,” one of the more haunting and luminous tunes to come down the pipeline
in ages. Check it out:
Notes Devine, of the video, “This is the second time
we’ve worked with Aaron Powell, who uses public archive stock footage to make
these singularly beautiful and evocative videos. They’re more like visual
tone poems; he uses a song’s themes and feel as a springboard for his own
interpretations, his own read. I loved the work he did on ‘Another Bag Of
Bones’ from Brother’s Blood, which
was, within his style, more literal – for ‘11-17′ he took a more abstract path
to no less realized results.
“This is a song about the nagging feeling that you chose the
wrong things, or that you can’t trust yourself enough to even know what the
right things are. It’s a song about the beartrap of memory and the
clouding agent that is nostalgia. It’s in some ways a fog song, a lost
song, and Aaron, I think, expressed that gray area in a very moving way.”
Devine is currently on tour as direct support to Say
Anything. Full tour dates can be found at www.kevindevine.net.