Last week, Sweden's BLINDSIDE filmed the video for the new single, "Fell in Love with the Game", with director Shane Drake. The video was shot on a Depression-era film set outside of L.A.
Continuing the "The Great Depression" look of the new album artwork, the band performed in their current onstage attire of Depression-era clothing. But don’t think for a minute this video is laid back. They tore it up and as usual. The band had the following to say about the song and the new video:
Q: Tell us why you used Shane Drake?
A: "We were really excited about working with Shane. The song tells the story of a gambler but we didn’t want to shoot a straight interpretation of the lyric. Shane had a really clever treatment with a great twist."
Q: How does this video differ from your previous videos?
A: "Well, for one thing, is was a lot warmer this time around. With 'All of Us' we were in Romania and it was freezing — below zero. For this one we were in beautiful California and it was over 100 degrees! I think in some ways it has a similar performance energy to 'Pitiful', but I don't think we have ever really shot as much of a 'story' video as this one."
Q: Tell us a little bit about the song?
A: "Musically it has a lot of energy — we are playing it on tour right now and it is great fun to play and the crowd seem to get into it really quickly. Lyrically, it is more of a straight story song than we have written in the past and ultimately the song is about wrestling with God and trying to understand what He wants to do with your life."
BLINDSIDE's new album, "The Great Depression", was produced by Lasse "Lars" Marten and is scheduled for release on August 2 via DRT Entertainment. The band's first two albums, their self-titled debut and "A Thought Crushed My Mind", were re-issued May 10 and have been digitally remastered. Both contain four additional bonus tracks and special new artwork designed by lead singer Christian Lindskog.