Fall Music Videos

1. Green   Day   -   Wake   Me   Up   When   September   Ends: 


- Released in June 2005 as the fourth single from Green Day's seventh album - "American Idiot" - "Wake Me Up When September Ends" became a veritable Fall anthem


- The song deals with the death of lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong's father, who died when Armstrong was a child


- Directed by Samuel Bayer, the video features Green Day's support guitarist, Jason White. This is the second time Jason White has appeared in a Green Day video, first appearing in "When I Come Around", ten years earlier but not as a band member


- The video focuses on a very loving couple (played by Jamie Bell and Evan Rachel Wood). The boyfriend promises never to leave his girlfriend but they later argue when the boyfriend enlists in the United States Marine Corps. The boyfriend interprets his actions as a way to show her that he loves her so much that he would put his life on the line to keep her safe; the girlfriend, however, is heartbroken, as he broke his vow to never leave her, and terrified at the thought that he might die in battle. The video then shows the boyfriend in battle in Iraq being ambushed by insurgents. This scene is intercut with scenes of the girlfriend tearfully mourning in a quiet field. The video ends on this juxtaposition, emphasizing the pain and heartache of losing loved ones due to the war


-  This video adds to the American Idiot anti-war sentiment of the Iraq War. The song eventually became a tribute song to the victims of Hurricane Katrina, and sound bites were added from various news coverage to the song. 


2. Evanescence   -   My   Immortal:


- "My Immortal" is a rock ballad written in slow and free tempo, released by Evanescence from their debut studio album Fallen (2003)


- The song was entirely written by guitarist Ben Moody, with the exception of the bridge, which was later written by lead singer Amy Lee, and it was produced by Dave Fortman


- An accompanying music video directed by David Mould was filmed entirely in black-and-white in Gothic Quarter, Barcelona on October 10, 2003


-  The video shows Lee sitting and singing on various locations, but never touching the ground. Shots of Moody are also shown but he is never together with his band or Lee. The video was filmed two weeks before Ben Moody's departure from the band 


- The video was nominated in the category for Best Rock Video at the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards. The song was performed by the band during their Fallen Tour and The Open Door Tour. It was also performed live during some of their television appearances and award ceremonies such as the Billboard Music Awards.


3. Imagine   Dragons   –   It's   Time: 


- "It's Time" is a song written and performed by American alternative rock band Imagine Dragons, from the band's major label debut EP Continued Silence as well as their major label debut album Night Visions


-  With production handled by Alex da' Kid and Brandon Darner, the song is an indie rock song, and its lyrics describe the narrator's resistance to change in the face of great turmoil 


- The music video was produced by Todd Makurath and directed by Anthony Leonardi III. Ian Clemmer, who created some of the visual effects, wrote on his website that he "was asked to create big, large scale smoke explosions in a short amount of time, these are the end shots of the video ...."


- Imagine Dragons plays "It's Time" at its live concerts, and although it's a "bigger single", the band plays it early in their set list rather than last, as might be expected 


- The music video debuted on April 17, 2012, on all MTV affiliates and the band was named MTV PUSH Artist of the Week and later featured on PUSH Live. A first teaser released March 28, 2012. The video also reached #1 on Yahoo Music's Top Videos. 


4. Hurts   –   Wonderful   Life: 


- "Wonderful Life" is a song by English synthpop duo Hurts from their debut album, Happiness. It was released as their debut single in Denmark on 3 May 2010, and was released as their second single in the United Kingdom on 22 August 2010


- The music video was shot in a private villa near Ibiza Town, being a remake of a video that Hurts made themselves as a low-budget production two years ago in Manchester


- Singer Theo Hutchcraft tells us that, the first time round, they placed a classified advert in a post office for a female dancer. They found a girl whose performance in the video made her a cult figure amongst their fans. She then disappeared without trace. When they set about planning the current remake in which she was to play a major role, they advertised everywhere, including an appeal on radio, but without success. Just before they were about to fly off to Ibiza, the girl got in contact again, but she couldn’t make the flight as she didn’t have a valid passport. So in the end, the role had to be filled by young women from London and Ibiza 


- The basic plot concerns a suicidal character who is rescued by a woman. The two then proceed to fall in love


- The song peaked at number two in Germany, and reached top ten positions in Denmark, Switzerland, Poland and Austria. It also charted in Belgium. 


5. Adele   –   Chasing   Pavements:


- "Chasing Pavements" is a song by English soul singer-songwriter Adele, from her debut album 19. It was the second single from the album, after "Hometown Glory"


- The song was inspired by an incident Adele had with a former boyfriend of six months. After learning he had cheated on her, she went to the bar he was at and punched him in the face. After being thrown out, Adele walked down the street alone and thought to herself, "What is it you're chasing? You're chasing an empty pavement." She sang and recorded it on her mobile phone and arranged the chords when she got home 


- The accompanying music video was directed by Mathew Cullen of production company Motion Theory. The song's music video centers on a car crash (a white Peugeot 505 sedan) occurring in Hyde Park, London. While set in London, the video was shot in Los Angeles


- It features two views: one of the real-world in which the occupants of the car are lying motionless on the pavement following the accident, and the other (during the choruses) in which the camera shows them from above. Adele is seen in the first view, inside a car with a man. She sings before getting out of the car and walking past a group of people who are running towards the crash victims. Then, she stands beside a tree continuing to sing until it ends and the victims being shown on stretchers, being wheeled away in different directions by ambulance crews tending to them. Adele is not one of the car crash victims 


-  "Chasing Pavements" won the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, and was nominated for the Grammy Award for Record of the Year and Grammy Award for Song of the Year.

Fall Music Videos