LA based actor/country singer Rob Mayes has just released the video to his latest track, ‘Closer’ (which you can see below) and spoke to Maverick about the video and what he’s got coming up in the near future
Most of the video was shot on the iPhone XS Max with additional shots with the Sony Alpha. We just wanted to hit up some spots we love and to keep it simple, fun and light.
We didn’t really want to make it overwrought, just make it a good time with cool spots and to make it feel accessible and easy. I didn’t want the video to take away from the song. I just wanted it to give the song some context.
That said, my friends over at The Picture Shop elevated the video to a whole new level in the editing bay. I can’t thank Tom Kendall and his team enough.
I’m excited to keep sharing music and for you guys to hear the new stuff over the next few weeks and the music I’ve been working on that will follow that.
But then once you’ve got the song(s) and you get into the studio, a whole new level of creativity opens up. The instrumentation, the bpm, what I do vocally. Making those decisions, for me, is the most exciting part of making music – being in that booth and really bringing the song to life.
It takes us on a road trip from New Orleans, one of my favourite cities for food, for spirit, for music, all the way up to Akron, Ohio. I’m from Cleveland, so it’s a bit reflecting my own life!
I also have a holiday song I’m looking to release in tandem with the movie. I was just in the booth for ADR on my western that I did with Val Kilmer and Jake Busey, Annalynne McCord – that will be due out later this year. I’ve got a thriller ‘The House on the Hill’ with Samaire Armstrong coming out soon and another music, road trip movie ‘Maybe I’m Fine’.
It’s really cool that there has been so much recent overlap between my music and my movies lately. I would love to take the new music on the road and do my own small road trip tour in the coming months if my schedule will allow!