The Band Explains: Leather Bound Crooks - 'Delivered'
Vegas based alternative rockers Leather Bound Crooks talk to us about all things ‘Delivered’ which is concerned with feeling lost and then finding redemption.
How does the video connect with the song?
The video connects with the song on a level we hadn’t even imagined. Aside from the obvious experiences lead by both storylines. The mood is real. We were worried the concept may be missed, but It’s about a person who lost his way in life and is miraculously given a 2nd chance to make things right in his and other people’s lives.
Do you have any behind the scenes stories you can share with us?
BTS is our jam! The stories are all incredibly wholesome! Our wardrobe “Burnt Boutique” had a super power that evening getting everyone suited up at the Artisan Hotel where the dream world was filmed. As it was, ‘no friend could not be made’ ... seriously though, amazing genuine driven people all having a great time together. Behind the scenes was pure joy, although, we did have a couple inevitable mishaps. Like, the van getting stuck in the sand while filming in Dumont Dunes and one of our camera monitors failing while out there causing us to lose a lot of daylight, but we all worked together shovelling sand and pushing the van to freedom. Also, the violinist, Amanda Marks, got 2 flat tires on top of getting lost in the desert trying to find us which resulted in her missing the entire sand shoot. But we adapted and pushed through. That being said, we couldn’t be happier with the end result.
Could you tell us about the ideas/ themes/ imagery used?
The imagery has an intended “dream like experience” which I think Dalton at Tiny Desert Films & Final Focus Production did an amazing job at filming the plot and catching the vision we had drawn up on a vision board. It was important for everyone involved with the making of the music video for ‘Delivered’ to take certain events from the book ‘Lessons Learned - An Ordinary Man, Extraordinary Life’ and craft the overall concept together. Once accomplished we had a total blast fictionalising everything for dramatic purposes.
Is there a message the video is trying to convey?
The goal of ‘Delivered’ was to reach out and out touch the hearts and minds of ALL people. It is a reflection in action type of song/video with the intent of injecting positive energy and purpose into the lives of the listener/viewer. Leaving them feeling or hoping something, especially something good, will happen.
Interview by Karla Harris