Knoxville, TN’s Rough Dreams have dropped a video for their cover of Thrice's "The Artist In The Ambulance" ahead of the single's release on Friday, December 18. The clip was directed by Kurt Fowles of Sirius Cenema.
Jake Jones, vocalist and guitarist for the emotionally-charged indie band with roots in punk rock explains, "We decided to make a video for The Artist in The Ambulance because the song perfectly sums up the vibe of the early 2000’s underground emo/punk/post-hardcore era. That time period in music is so nostalgic and brings back such great memories for so many people."
The band drove from Knoxville to Philadelphia on a fall weekend in October to work with Fowles on the video. Chris Suggs, vocalist/guitarist says, "Filming the video in a massive, multi-level, abandoned school in the middle of nowhere in Pennsylvania could’ve been a disastrous proposal, but Kurt was on top of every detail, and it ended up being an incredible experience. He captured the lonesome, forgotten beauty of the once-majestic school in every shot, and it fit the style and theme of the song perfectly. From the time we arrived, until the time we left, we never ran out of things to explore, or potentially dangerous situations to put ourselves in, and somehow in-between all the fun we had, we managed to make a video we are extremely proud of."
The track will appear on the band's upcoming covers EP “From the Graves of Better Days,” set for release on February 5, 2021, via 59 X Records.