The video for the song “Nothing Left But Tears” from Californian rockers BUCKCHERRY can be seen below. The clip was directed by Daniel Andres Gomez Bagby and is the first in the band’s career to not feature them in a performance setting — instead, each of the members personifies one of the seven deadly sins… the same deadly sins that inspired the band’s new album, “Confessions”.
“It’s evil, powerful, creepy and fun — it’s an incredible piece of art,” says frontman Josh Todd of the video, with Gomez adding, “we’re taking a step into the dark and seeing what happens afterwards.”
States Gomez about the ambitious video project: “It opens in a roadside motel where there was a murder-suicide, and the video is the aftermath. Our character comes back from the dead and walks into a tunnel that is the pathway to hell and ends up in an ‘Alice In Wonderland’-meets-‘Dante’s Inferno’ tea party where six of the seven deadly sins are having a party in the middle of the forest — our interpretation of hell.”
Says guitarist Keith Nelson: “There are so many cool characters in the video, and it’s the first video where we didn’t play instruments. It was a lot of fun to do something different.”
Produced by Los Angeles-based Marco De Molina and his Veva Entertainment company, a behind-the-scenes featurette shot throughout the making of the video can be seen below.
“Nothing Left But Tears” comes off BUCKCHERRY‘s sixth studio album, “Confessions”, which sold 18,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 20 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was produced by Keith Nelson and Marti Frederiksen (AEROSMITH, OZZY OSBOURNE) and features eclectic CD artwork by graffiti artist Ewok. The songs on “Confessions” merge punk grit, gutter attitude, honest storytelling, and razor sharp hooks, while the lyrics are tied together by the underlying theme of the Seven Deadly Sins.
In an interview with Loudwire.com, singer Josh Todd elaborated on the album’s subject matter. Josh explained, “There was a point in my life when I was a youth when I lost a family member and I acted out in my grieving process through the deadly sins, so that’s kind of what the story’s about on the record. I think the seven sins are timeless and that everybody struggles with them in their daily lives all the time.”
The provocative video for the album’s first single, “Gluttony”, was directed by Billy Jayne and filmed in a North Hollywood church.
A two-disc deluxe version of the “Confessions” CD is also available and features the bonus tracks “Give ‘Em What They Want” and “When The Fire Starts”. In addition, a bonus DVD includes the “Gluttony” music video and lyric video, behind-the-scenes footage and band interviews from the set of the “Gluttony” video shoot, and “The Story Behind Confessions” featurette.
“Nothing Left But Tears” video:
Making of “Nothing Left But Tears” video: