decker., Trevvor Riley Illustrate the "Shadow Days" with New Video
"I'm proud of it," Decker says. "It's different from a lot of -- and we've certainly done this, too -- a lot of videos that end up being . . . glossy, you know? You try to get some attractive female . . . this is kind of gritty and dark and a little mysterious, and I'm really proud of that."
It's a dark video -- at times, the shattering pots and glasses in the empty kitchen are the only things that can catch the light. "The song lends itself to that, definitely," Decker says, laughing, "but I think Trevvor's kind of gritty, dark, and mysterious."
I asked him if he was worried about changing the experience of a song that's been on peoples' iPods, now, for five months. "I hope it does," he says. "I think the whole point in doing a video is to kind of bring this visual aspect to a song. In this day and age that's so powerful, you know?"
The video's part of a larger attempt to widen the album's audience. "We've been on and off touring since March, probably doing shorter and longer runs every month. [But] we've got a tour in October and a tour in November . . . I think we're definitely trying to get a second wind out of the album right now."
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