Mike Collins has shared the latest self-directed video from his Drugdealer project. The video for “Easy to Forget feat. Ariel Pink” follows that for “Suddenly feat. Weyes Blood” the previous single from The End of Comedy album which came out last month.
Collins on the ‘Easy To Forget feat. Ariel Pink’ video:
“I had this chord progression that I came up with right after I moved to Los Angeles 3 years ago, and then ended up writing it into a full song with Ariel. It was one the first things that felt seriously indebted to simply being on the west coast, and specifically recalled a sound from Los Angeles that I was always into. In LA, you often meet people who are actors on the street – uber drivers, waiters, valet, musicians, etc. We met Christiana Von Neissen (the actor in the video) this way – she was working at a bar. Immediately, she engrosses people in fabulous wandering storytelling, and sort of embodies a spirit of LA that I’ve come to love. I like videos that are more about setting a stage than coming up with tangential narrative to explain music; basically portraiture. We worked with her; a tour van, then we dressed and filmed two other people (Shags and Ben) who worked heavily on the album.”