As a musician, making a music video that brings your song to life is a rewarding experience. Here are four of Blacklist Union’s most popular music videos to date.
Alive N Well Smack in the Middle of Hell
Alive N Well Smack in the Middle of Hell has earned just under 58K views and 269 likes on YouTube since it was published in 2015. Vicky Hamilton was our manager at the time. Throughout the video, we focused on having fun and portraying part of the LA city scene. That’s what the song is all about — living in the city and being happy despite what’s going on around you.
Not surprisingly, shooting this video was some of the most fun I’ve had while working. We had some great talent working with us, and they were totally open to the ideas that were put on the table. I appreciate all the great feedback we received.
Evil Eye earned 15.7K views and 196 likes on YouTube since it was published in 2016. If you’ve ever wanted to see me in a straightjacket, Evil Eye is the music video for you. For this video, the theme was mental and emotional abuse, which is an unfortunate part of life for a lot of kids, as well as adults.
There’s a lot of symbolism in the video, and I think it means something different for each person who views the video.
Alabama Slammer earned 11.4K views and 82 likes on Youtube. We worked with A Smooth Journey to produce the video. The video begins with a scene from a live concert, then transitions into the other footage we took.
We traveled around Los Angeles to get all the shots we wanted. Footage was shot on train tracks, around the beautiful hills of LA, at the bar, and even while driving. Because of certain circumstances, this video is a bit different from the rest. However, I think it emulates what the song is really about.
Til Death Do Us Part
Til Death Do Us Part earned 10K views and 148 likes on YouTube. We made the Til Death Do Us Part music video in 2012 for the track on our second album. For the right atmosphere, we used green lighting and tried to achieve a smoky, hazy scene.
The track itself is about promises that are broken after they’re made. With the high percentage of couples who get divorced after a few years of marriage, I think the song’s message is becoming more relevant each year.
If you look closely, you’ll notice that the drummer in the music video isn’t who you might expect to see. The little man was awesome on the set and had a lot of fun.
Check out the videos and let me know what you think!