Last month, French retro-influenced metallers BlackRain unleashed their latest full-length UDR Music offering, Released. Now, the band is offering fans a look at their brand new music video for the track “Killing Me” – a track the band knew would be fit for a music video from the very start.
After spending over a month recording Released at Spitfire Studios in the Hollywood Hills with Aerosmith sound engineer Warren Huart and producer Jack Douglas (Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, Alice Cooper, The New York Dolls, John Lennon), the members of BlackRain knew that out of all of the tracks, “Killing Me” needed to be shot for a music video. There was no question that the video should be filmed with the vast scenery of desert California as the backdrop.
Vocalist and guitarist Swan Hellion states,”Everybody felt something special about the song “Killing Me”. It sounded a bit different than the rest of the album with those keyboards and double kick, and as we planned to make a video clip while in the States, we all decided to pick that song. It was important for us to film something in California since we don’t have those beautiful landscapes and big open spaces in France.
We had only a few days left to spend in L.A., so we had to quickly plan the video shoot and also the photo shoot with Dean Karr. Matthieu De La Roche (our bass player) directed the whole thing and shot most of the video himself with the help of Delaney Ashley, who came to the set to fly his drone over the band! It took the whole day to shoot and we actually stopped filming right before it started to rain!”