Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance) has premiered a new video for “Basement Eyes” from his Frank Iero And The Future Violents project. The track appears on the band’s latest album “Barriers.”
we are proud to present you with our latest music video. It is for the song basement eyes and was directed by the talented David Brodsky and Allison Woest for My Goodeye Visuals. This song is very much about beginnings and ends. Many incredible feats have begun in a basement or a garage, and I personally have started almost every musical or creative project of my career in a basement somewhere. I have learned to play instruments, started bands, painted, filmed videos, played shows, written and even recorded records there. It is my preferred creative space and the nucleus of where inspiration and ideas get formed into living breathing pieces of art.
The song Basement Eyes was written there, and is about the feeling you get when starting something new and the fire that burns inside the creative mind. that fire pushes us forward, it urges us to continue making things, not for the hope of fame or glory, or the pursuit of monetary reward… but because it is a necessity for survival. the saddest thing about getting older is watching that fire go out or dull in other peoples eyes.
Living a creative life we tend to gravitate toward other like minded people. real recognizes real. sometimes you start bands together or collaborate in some way, sometimes just being around one another is enough, and even though these partnerships may be fleeting, you tend to continue in a strange orbit occasionally meeting again somewhere along the way. Time passes, and life happens, and i have seen people i hung out in basements with neglect their fires. like a body needs vitamins and nutrients, our souls need to create… and when that fire is extinguished, the hunger dies.
Basement Eyes is a song about that experience, now with a video that we filmed in my basement. enjoi.”