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Watch Bayonne’s New Video for “Drastic Measures”

By: Staff –


Next month Bayonne, the project of one man studio band Roger Sellers, will return with his sophomore album on Feb. 22. Today, Sellers dropped a video for the title track, which you can watch below. Sellers digs deeper lyrically on the new album, he tells us “Drastic Measures is about the ups and downs of life during intense touring, as well as the mental and physical strain it can require. There are times that can feel super isolating and lonely, along with some incredibly inspiring and memorable times. Sometimes it can feel like you lose touch with your friends and family, which I found to be very difficult at some points over the last few years. It’s a uniquely bittersweet lifestyle that demands plenty of self-care.”

He continues “The video really touches on the sporadic, dizzying nature of life on the road. The imagery of the travel footage and the rapid animation was right on point with what I had envisioned. It was also fun to actually sing and be in the video, which is something I really haven’t done much of in the past.”

On the new video creator Ruffmercy (Thom Yorke, Preoccupations, Suuns), says “I really enjoyed the process of using analog techniques to reflect the warmth and layered textures of the song. I scanned hours of old super 8 which i shot on various travels between 1998-2005 and also coloured in several rolls of blank super 8 leader film as it passed through the film gate to build up a library of vibrant colours and patterns which i collaged together with a live performance by Roger. Collaging these together in a chaotic, mashed up dynamic way felt like a good way of conveying the mixed up feelings and emotions that Roger sings about within the song.”

Bayonne has also just announced a North American headline tour this spring. Dates go on pre-sale this Wednesday, January 16th at 10am EST and on sale to the general public Friday, January 18th at 10am local time. More info at https://www.bayonnemusic.com/.

Bayonne 2019 North American Tour Dates:
4/13 – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa
4/14 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
4/15 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle – Back Room
4/16 – Richmond, VA – Gallery 5
4/18 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
4/19 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
4/20 – Washington, DC – Songbyrd
4/21 – Allston, MA  – Great Scott
4/22 – Montreal, QC – Le Ministère
4/23 – Toronto, ON – The Monarch Tavern
4/25 – Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
4/26 – Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern
4/27 – Minneapolis, MN  – 7th Street Entry
4/28 – Davenport, IA – The Raccoon Motel
4/30 – Denver, CO – Lost Lake Lounge
5/3 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
5/4 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
5/6 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop
5/7 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
5/9 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
5/10 – Tucson, AZ – 191 Toole


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