Premiere: The Life And Times’ “Day One”

January 4, 2012
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Check out the premiere of the Life And Times' video for “Day One.” The song is on the Kansas City band's new album, No One Loves You Like I Do, out Jan. 17. Says vocalist/guitarist Allen Epley:

“I think the way we wanted to approach this video was to create a fairly complex narrative between the girl and the guy from a very simple set of actions, which is their struggle off the couch and across the floor until he dominates her. At the end of the whole thing, we're left wondering whether it was a playfully consensual tussle between lovers–or was there something darker happening there? There's themes of obsession and desperation and co-dependance and abuse, wrapped in a lovely and slightly erotically charged scenario. The slow-motion camera idea came about as a kind of sweet to counter saltiness of the driving beat of the song itself. They sort of work together in a syrupy, juxtaposed way.'

Written by Bryne Yancey

Position: Former Web Editor HQ: Orlando, FL (soon to be Cleveland, OH) Nice to meet you! I'm Bryne Yancey, the former web editor for Alternative Press. Prior to joining AP full-time, I volunteered at and freelanced for Myspace Music and AP, writing reviews and such.  I enjoy 80s thrash metal, leather-jacket pop-punk, obscure 90s/2000s emo, contemporary crust-core, and plenty in between. I'm a big fan of pizza, nachos, dessert, sleeveless t-shirts, wearing shorts year-round, sunglasses, science fiction, dry humor, horror, the Florida Marlins, the Orlando Magic, the Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Tampa Bay Lightning. Vinyl is great; Spotify is equally and differently great. Green Day's "Dookie," Bad Religion's "All Ages," and the Suicide Machines' "Battle Hymns" changed my life. I don't think our scene has ever been as exciting or promising as it is right now. Top ten albums OF ALL TIME (but in no particular order): Saves The Day - Stay What You Are Green Day - Warning Jimmy Eat World - Futures Snapcase - Designs For Automotion Hot Water Music - Caution Metallica - ...And Justice For All The Suicide Machines - Battle Hymns Bad Religion - The Process of Belief The Lawrence Arms - The Greatest Story Ever Told Descendents - ALL Twitter | Tumblr