Field Report – I Am Not Waiting Anymore [music video]

by Woody on February 21, 2013

Field Report put out one of HearYa’s favorite albums of 2012. We caught them at SXSW where they blew our hair back and Oz wrote a glowing review back in August. Now they have released their first music video and its a beauty. We have a HearYa session planned for March and we couldn’t be any more excited. The story behind the video is as follows:

The emotionally arresting video was directed by Manny Marquez and creates a wrenching narrative of a formerly homeless man seeking healing and redemption amidst the urban decay of Field Report’s hometown, Milwaukee.

By listening to Chris Porterfield’s lyrics on repeat during his daily bike rides through Milwaukee, director Marquez says, “I started to see this world that he was creating, a world that was this Field Report album. It reminded me of Raymond Carver’s work or Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, OH. You have this series of seemingly normal situations, and people in different phases of life dealing with these situations. I’m talking about love, lost love, happiness, and longing. And with all the empty factories and old houses in Milwaukee, the town just set the scene.”

Marquez continues, “The most difficult part of shooting the video was the scene in the church food program at the end. That’s St. Ben’s in Milwaukee, and it’s a wonderful place where the Capuchin Brothers feed about 400 people every night. We had to shoot it in a way that the only faces seen were those of the people that wanted to be in the video, and respect all the other people that were just there for a meal.”

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