Today Once & Future Band shares the video for ‘Problem Addict’ off of their new LP, Deleted Scenes out now on Castle Face Records.
…This song always felt like a love letter to the late Ennio Morricone. It feels magically fitting that this song and video are being released right now, an unplanned tribute to one the greatest composers of all time. ” – Eli Eckert
“The initial idea was to bring the cover of Deleted Scenes to life via 8-bit video game-style animation but once this project got started, it grew to incorporate more elements from the song.
I imagined that the tower-like structures featured on the Once & Future Band album covers are travellers, sent on a journey across galaxies by some mysterious being to seed new towers on different worlds. The video illustrates that journey and the birth of new towers on one such world, in juxtaposition with literal and figurative representations from the lyrics to the song, Problem Addict. These characters from the song are citizens of the endless cityscape shown in the video and album cover. New towers germinate deep underground, burst forth and push up to the sky, disrupting uniformity. Having accomplished its objective, the visiting towers return to space to continue their journey.
In addition to developing the concept collaboratively, the band and I also came up with additional elements to communicate a classic video game vibe — some humorous, others more serious, but all created with sincerity. “ – Christopher Appelgren
Check out the video for ‘Problem Addict’ – BELOW: