VIDEO DEBUT: Destroy She Said Letter To Odetta
The new single is probably as close as you get to a DSS love song…
by Walter Price
Aussie rockers Destroy She Said have another thing coming or delivered if you will; a brand new video for their popular live hit “Letter To Odetta”. The Guy Jukes directed clip has been a long time coming as the band has been teasing us fans via their Facebook for what seems like centuries.
About the track itself guitarist Youngy told me, “The new single is probably as close as you get to a DSS love song. A live favorite for a while, now it has been recorded at Hothouse Audio, St Kilda, where the band made ‘Down To Dirty’ long player. When we laid the track down it really started taking on another life. We know the song is a bit of a departure, but we are keen to show the growth of the band as well.”
He continued on further about the music video as well explaining, “The video was shot in inner city Melbourne on the famous Chapel Street shopping strip in Prahran and in St Kilda on a pier called ”Brooks Jetty” which was demolished about 3 weeks later after some serious opposition from the local community.”
The video to the band was a real labor of love as we scripted the whole thing from begging to end and work as close as we could with the director Guy Jukes from Middle Earth Productions.”
The Police water boat scene happened by accident as guitarist Youngy explains” They turned up to see what was going on as we were filming, so we filmed them off the end of the pier which worked in our favor in the end”
I will say that the track/video is the most personal for DSS. It’s cool seeing the band in their element as they move through the story-line. I agree with Youngy as well with the thought of the band expanding their scope with this one. I admit I do not know how Australian rock radio works but if I was again a programmer anyplace in the world this track would be on high rotation and STAT!