Video Premiere and Interview: Corey Laitman’s “Weathervane”

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Americana Highways presents this video premiere of Corey Laitman’s song “Weathervane” from Laitman’s recent album Seafoam, released in May.  Seafoam was produced at Sonelab by Anand Nayak and Mark Miller; recorded at Zing Studios by Eric Arena.  “Weathervane” is Corey Laitman on guitar and vocals; Anand Nayak on electric guitar and Sean Kimball on upright bass.

Americana Highways: What inspired the song?

Corey Laitman: I was having a quiet, inward morning, reflecting on the strange arc of the relationship I was in at the time.  We lived out in the country and it was morning – thick mist rising from the backyard.

AH: Who produced it? What was the recording experience like?

CL: Anand Nayak and Mark Miller produced it – they were great.  Anand worked his butt off to make the thing sound gorgeous.  I was going through a rough time during the recording process, which took place over a year and a half.  It was way too spread out, I don’t recommend it.

AH: Whose idea was the video treatment?  Who directed the clip?  Where did you film it?

CL: I “produced” the video using the iMovie app on my phone!  It was fun.  All the footage was taken from my neighborhood in Turners Falls in Massachusetts.

Any great stories to share from the video shoot?

Not really.  Everything was beautiful; I loved being present with it.

What do you want people to take away from the song?  How about from watching the video?

Ideally, the song brings folks into a present place… a breath of inner quiet, that sort of joy.  The kind of place I wrote it from.  My hope is that the video amplifies that possibility.

AH: What’s next for Corey Laitman?

CL: Defunding the police!  Also, I just teamed up with Anand Nayak to form the band Cloudbelly.  We recorded an album earlier this year which is still in production, and a video for the single is forthcoming.  I’m excited about all of it.

In a reassuring song that carries you over shuffly rhythms, Corey Laitman has presented a heartscape in Seafoam..  This video seamlessly matches the landscapes with the song’ heartscapes.

Find more here:  http://coreylaitman.com/shop/seafoam

 

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