JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS Premier 'Any Weather' Video
October 25, 2013, a year ago
JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS have released their new video, for the single 'Any Weathe'r, which comes via the band's newly released album, Unvarnished. Joan is fresh off the heels of her surprise performance at iHeartRadio Festival and her intimate record release show at Santos Party House in NYC. The new video - directed by Kevin Kerslake - was shot in Los Angeles, CA, and showcases a never-before-used camera technique to give the production a raw and classic aura.
"Embedding the theme of the video in the form of my approach, cinematically-speaking - my camera crew and I ripped apart two state of the art cameras, exposing their guts and effectively turning them into 21st Century versions of crude, antiquated devices," explains director Kevin Kerslake on the unique filming techniques used during the video shoot. "They were the digital filmic equivalent of two tin cans and a piece of string."
Joan has said that Unvarnished is the most introspective album she's ever done. While still keeping to her signature sound, Jett observes her own life as well as life around her. From applauding the determination of Hurricane Sandy's victims to lighthearted commentary on today's trend of over-sharing, the new album touches a variety of subjects. Jett expanded her creative process to work with musicians Dave Grohl (FOO FIGHTERS, NIRVANA) and AGAINST ME!'s Laura Jane Grace, as well as Blackhearts guitarist Dougie Needles and drummer Thommy Price. In addition, Joan has continued her work with longtime writing partner/producer, Kenny Laguna. "It's a real band album. Everybody was involved," explains Joan.
In new a Artisan News report, Joan Jett talks about chronicling the devastation her hometown of Long Beach, New York faced from Hurricane Sandy in the song 'Make It Back' on her latest album Unvarnished, as the storm was formed one year ago this week (and ran from October 22nd - 31st).