Go Behind The Scenes On Parkway Drive’s “Vice Grip”
In case you missed it, Parkway Drive jumped out of a plane in the music video for their newest single “Vice Grip” (if you haven’t seen it yet, go check it out now. We can wait). The video, which was directed by Frankie Nasso and shot by acclaimed sky-diving cinematographer Joe Jennings, saw the metalcore act risking their lives, and for some members, facing their biggest fear. Now you too can share their sky-diving experience with a behind-the-scenes look at the video’s creation.
“I couldn’t help get the idea out of my head. I put a few of these ideas to Frankie expecting him to say, ‘No way, it’s not possible, it’s not going to happen’ and he loved it and basically just ran with it,” says drummer Ben Gordon.
“The song itself I wrote about overcoming fears. So we had this strange idea of, ‘Hey, let’s jump out of an aeroplane’,” adds lead vocalist Winston McCall, “the moment that Frankie said, ‘It’s on’, it actually became a very scary reality. I’m terrified of heights. This was the scariest thing I’ve done in my entire life. It became one of those moments when I realised yeah, you’ve written this song and the lyrics mean a lot to you but if you don’t follow through with them then you’re not exactly practising what you preach, like listen to what you’ve exactly put on paper.”
“The basic centre point for the entire clip came down to literally one shot and the whole theory behind the clip literally hinged on the one shot where I have to sing on the outside of the plane and then we jump off in the one cut simply so you know that I wasn’t being a stunt double, that we actually did this shit. It’s kind of freaky it took us a few takes to get. We didn’t nail it the first time; we took a couple of rehearsals.”
Parkway’s new full-length Ire is slated for release September 25th, and you can catch them live later this year supported by Thy Art Is Murder, Memphis May Fire and The Word Alive.
Ire is out September 25 through Resist Records.
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Watch the behind the scenes video for “Vice Grip” below.
Parkway Drive / Thy Art Is Murder / Memphis May Fire / The Word Alive
Wed Sep 23rd – Red Hill Auditorium, Perth (AA)
Fri Sep 25th – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide (AA)
Sat Sep 26th – Festival Hall, Melbourne (AA)
Sun Sep 27th – Odean Theatre, Hobart (AA)
Fri Oct 2nd – Riverstage, Brisbane (AA)
Sat Oct 3rd – High School, Byron Bay (AA)
Fri Oct 9th – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney (AA)
Sat Oct 10th – UC Refectory, Canberra (AA)
Sun Oct 11th – Panthers, Newcastle (18+)