Papa Roach and Billboard premiered the music video for “Gravity” off their latest album F.E.A.R (Face Everything and Rise), the song of a dysfunctional relationship a duet featuring In This Moment’s Maria Brink.
On the inspiration behind the song, front-man Jacoby Shaddix tells Billboard it’s his “testament to show other couples who may be going through a damaged relationship that they can get through it. My wife is my gravity… straight up.”
Brink came to guest on vocals as Papa Roach and In This Moment happened to be in the same studio during the recording for F.E.A.R, bassist Tobin Esperance calling their guest as ‘perfect.’ “Maria is just stunning,” says director Ezio Lucido, “the spectacle follows her wherever she goes, onstage or off, because of the power of her presence.”
Lucido brought forth the sense of gravity without it a literal representation throughout the video by filming in Theatre Deville among one hundred fifty hanging light-bulbs with the band’s hanging backdrop.
“We also wanted to be random at times in video, with portrait-style imagery… like with the heart in Jacoby’s hand at the end. I think that complemented some of the mystery in the video well. Even though we have these two identical rooms where one is flipped and charred, we didn’t overdo the reveal of that, so the viewer can sort of define things for themselves.”
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