Too often the formula for music videos boils down to performance footage and cut away sequences, but in the video for “Romantic Dreams,” Deftones remove themselves entirely. Directed by skater and filmmaker Brett Novak, the clip features pro skater Jason Park exploring Los Angeles on what appears to be the perfect summer night. You can view the video below.
When asked about the concept behind the video, Moreno offered:
“When we started this record cycle, we decided that we didn’t want to make any videos whatsoever. They’re not much fun to make and they usually turn out pretty corny. But this was an idea that we were interested in because we’re all very keen skateboarders and we like the idea of marrying one of our songs to someone as talented as Jason Park.”
Deftones’ latest album, Koi No Yokan, is available now. (more…)
The visuals for “Swerve City” are 90% shots of a beautiful woman roaming desert landscapes on horseback. I know the idea of a girl riding a horse through the desert may not sound like an interesting concept for a music video, but today that opinion will likely change. As the story unfolds it becomes clear she has secrets, and before the clip ends you begin to unravel the mystery behind why such a woman would be in such a hot, dry place.
News of the passing of Deftones‘ bassist Chi Cheng has sent waves of sadness through the entertainment industry. Though Chi was suffering for the last few years, his absence from this world makes things dimmer for countless family, friends, and fans around the world. After taking some time to grieve themselves, Deftones have come forward with a message for fan’s regarding Chi’s passing:
“There are so many things I can say, and yet at this moment, none of it matters or compares to the loss everyone feels. There will be a hole in our lives where Chi once was. But that will be filled everyday with all of our love and memories we all have in our heart. He will always be here because of love. It’s time we all give our love and best, and do our best to love. Especially ourselves, Chi would want that for everyone. All our healing will begin with love. I love you, Chi.
Stephen, for Deftones”
Rest in peace, Chi. You will be missed.
It’s sad start to week here at the OurStage offices, as we have just received word that Deftones bassist Chi Cheng has passed away at the age of 42. He had been left in a semi-concious coma since being involved in a November 04th, 2008 car accident. You can read a message posted by his family and friends to his official support site, Oneloveforchi.com, below:
Our dearest Family,
This is the hardest thing to write to you. Your love and heart and devotion to Chi was unconditional and amazing. I know that you will always remember him as a giant of a man on stage with a heart for every one of you. He was taken to the emegency room and at 3 am today his heart just suddenly stopped. He left this world with me singing songs he liked in his ear.
He fought the good fight.You stood by him sending love daily. He knew that he was very loved and never alone. I will write more later. (more…)