On Wednesday, May 15, Denver-based indie-rock band, The Epilogues, released their latest music video for the song "Saboteur" from the album Cinematics. "Saboteur" was filmed as the third installment in a series of collaborations with writer/director Dillon Novak. Novak is the mastermind that brought haunting visuals to The Epilogues' previous singles, "Hunting Season" and "The Fallout."
"Saboteur" is a chilling song about isolation and despair, and the video showcases those feelings by portraying a man in the ultimate state of isolation. Filmed in California's Salton Sea and starring Jared Van Doorn, this latest collaboration holds true to the apocalyptic theme that The Epilogues and Novak have always striven to achieve. "I think we're all a little fascinated by the dual nature of humanity, and what will become of us as the end of days approaches," states Jeff Swoboda, bassist of The Epilogues.
The one major difference you will see between "Saboteur" and The Epilogues' previous music videos is that the band is not actually featured this time around. Instead, the footage simply tells a story. The band says they were largely inspired by the music video "Sleep Forever" by Portugal, The Man. "As soon as we saw 'Sleep Forever,' we instantly wanted to create something like it," said Swoboda. "I just think its visuals elicit so much more emotion than a performance video might."
Director/Editor/Colorist: Dillon Novak
Lead: Jared Van Doorn
Director of Photography: Nicholas Wiesnet
Camera Assistant: Ashley Jade Adamson
It was shot on location at The Salton Sea & Bombay Beach.