The “Stone” video was a concept cooked up by award winning film director and actor Tristan Heanue . Early in 2016 just after Soundwave Legacy Vol.1 dropped we would meet for coffee and discuss how the video could possibly look.
He pitched his vision and slowly started to paint a picture sending me some mood boards (Reference pictures) of old TV sets, black and white close-up’s of the band and newspaper clippings pasted across the wall. Basically a pure performance piece that retains simplicity but delivers energy.
Another interesting concept was keeping the band shots in a separate place than mine. That sprouted after a conversation I had with him were he asked me “What does that verse truly signify”. I thought for a second and answered ” A type of metamorphosis, breaking through a barrier. Becoming hard like stone, leaving everything negative behind and realizing my true potential as an artist.”
From that point on the concept was born. The idea? – A shell of a man who has had enough of negative bullshit cooked up in a dungeon-like room filled with media propaganda and brainwash-boxes, ready to explode.
The idea had nearly faded after a few months due to busy careers when Ray Kennernay from our favorite online source for new music The Sound Feed saved the day. He purposed he’d like to shoot a video for us (Which was originally going to be “Jim Kelly”) but after some thought it was a no-brainer to call up Tristan to see could we revive the old ideas and make this happen.
10 Fun Facts About This Video
-The track “Stone” is also used in the Irish feature film Cardboard Gangsters over a big scene.
-It was shot in one working day all in The Chocolate Factory.
-We shot this whole video on a budget of 250 Euro.
-It took me 4 hours and 2 rolls of sticky tape to tape up them newspapers.
-One of those TV’s I smashed is my Da’s.
-TROM showed up 2 hours late for the video without his guitar.
-Ferdia Murphy (Bass player) got a loan of a tenner off Ray Kennerney (Who he only met that day) and still hasn’t payed him back.
-Stone is Dan Doherty’s (Producer/drummer) least favorite track from the EP.
=I forgot to bring a sledgehammer on the day to smash the TV’s so I end up using a golf club (The shot turned out shit and we never used it).
-The video edit was finished in colour but was changed back to our original idea (black and white) a week before it’s release.
Finally, an absolute huge thank you to all involved in making this video.
Soundwave Legacy – Stone
Photo by: The Sound Feed