Watch the Verve Pipe’s Icy Video for Actor Jeff Daniels’ Co-Write, ‘Overboard’
If you were even remotely alive in the '90s, you most definitely remember the Verve Pipe's earworm radio hit, "The Freshman." Now, after releasing their latest album, Overboard, in June of last year, the band is back with a brand new music video for its title track, a song that was co-written by actor Jeff Daniels. You can check out the icy music video, filmed on location in the frozen Upper Peninsula of Michigan (where the song's story is set), above.
In reference to the co-write, Daniels (a close friend of frontman Brian Vander Ark) takes little credit, telling Billboard that "the song was already well on its way, I just helped him focus it a little bit ... the hope is that the listener will identify with the characters in his story-put-to-music as people they might know, recognize, and imagine as real."
To add to the song's already stacked resume, the new video was directed by well-known artist Lawrence Carroll, most known for his role in directing Nirvana's legendary "Smells Like Teen Spirit," as well as the Verve Pipe's "Photograph." Carroll put his career in videography on hold, focusing painting and sculpting, his works landing themselves in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York and even the Vatican. Now, 15 years later, he's out of "retirement" to help Vander Ark tell his story through visuals.
Overboard is out now via LMNO Pop. You can pick up a digital copy of the record here.