The Band Explains: Driftwood - 'Lay Like You Do'

Photo credit: Jacklyn Dyer

Photo credit: Jacklyn Dyer

New York five-piece Driftwood speak to us about their single and music video for ‘Lay Like You Do’, focusing on the themes of infidelity and heartbreak.

Where was the video for 'Lay Like You Do' filmed? 
The video was filmed in Closter, NJ.  Our manager was kind enough to open his home to us to film.

How does the video connect with the song? 
The song is about an affair so that is what we portrayed in the video. The song conveys a lot of emotion and we hoped to do the same with the video.

Do you have any behind the scenes stories you could share with us?  
Actually, Joey (our bass player) is the guy in the shower with the "wife". The actress' name is Cassie Fireman and she is married to the main actor, Ben Curtis in real life and in the video. They needed an extra for the shower scene and Joey wound up being the guy.  Eventually, they added another actor to say the lines at the beginning of the video but Joey is still the hand you see in the shower! There were a lot of jokes about Joey being in the shower with Ben's wife.

Could you tell us about the ideas/ themes/ imagery used?  
The main idea is that this guy arrives home early to surprise his wife with flowers and discovers she had another man in the house with her. He has a breakdown as he slowly figures out what is happening. There is some violence alluded to as well in the video. The whole video is supposed to portray the events in reverse order.

Is there a message the video is trying to convey?
There isn't really a particular message we were focusing on sending out to our audience.  We like to leave interpretation to each person.  We let our director, Anthony Saladino interpret it and followed his lead. It's artistic and can be relatable in many different ways.  We wanted to put out a piece that makes people think

Interview feature by Karla Harris