Don't listen with a grain of salt -
“So you Found Yourself a Rockstar” is about getting cheated on by someone who - well - found themselves a rockstar. It’s pretty easy to find someone higher up the food chain in a city like Nashville, a place where the big fish sleep with the little fish. It’s the cornerstone track for Posthumous Release (out next year) so I figured it deserved a video.
I didn’t want to take the video too seriously or make something depressing or desolate; after all, it’s really an upbeat tune (think Simon and Garfunkel’s“Cecelia” or Tom Petty’s “Don’t Do Me Like That”). I figured why not invite some friends over, lip sync guitars, and have a party.
Cameos include band members Steve Smith, Mark Sloan, and Stephen Sebastian, engineer Adam Taylor (who mixed the track), director CK Cates' son Anderson, and The Weeks members Cyle Barnes and Sam Williams. The Weeks saw the first time I ever played “So You Found Yourself a Rockstar” (in fact Sam played bass that night) on a stage somewhere in Dublin, so made it extra special to have them be a part of the video.
I also wanted to show how and where the record was made. Set in the basement of my place on the east side, you’ll see the guitars, amps, basses, drums, piano, organ, and charmingly out-dated wood paneling that made the track sound the way it does.