Last night (December 8th) saw the premiere of the new Tom Petty video for "Something Could Happen," starring Lauran Cohan of The Walking Dead fame. Rolling Stone quoted director Warren Fu as saying the song is one of his favorites from the recent box set, Wildflowers & All The Rest.
Wu explained how Petty's past videos informed how he would proceed in shooting "Something Could Happen": "In looking back on Tom’s old music videos, it was obvious that he had a lot of fun with them and was not afraid to get a bit weird. I wanted to create another modern fairytale in the spirit of Tom’s music video for (1991's) 'Into The Great Wide Open.'"
He went on to say, "In our story, we have a character that is an incarnation of memories reassembled into a living creature, trying to make its way back home. I think the message I was trying to convey is that all our experiences, the good the bad, the beautiful, and the painful make us who we are, and we should embrace them. Tom never compromised his artistic integrity and always stayed true to who he was, so I feel like our message in this video is in line with his spirit."
Tom Petty said that his main mission when hitting the studio was to make honest, original, and authentic music: ["We just wanted to make an album. It sounds like a novel idea, but just where it's all human beings playing the music, y'know? Where guys actually play a drum and play the guitar and sing with each other and all stand there together and do it. And that's really what I know best and enjoy the most."] SOUNDCUE (:19 OC: . . . enjoy the most)
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