Artist: Joe Baughman + The Righteous Few
Hometown: South Bend, Indiana
Song: “Vacant Spaces”
Album: Antichrist Complex
Release Date: November 4, 2022
In Their Words: “Growing up a pastor’s kid in an evangelical Christian church, I was always very fascinated by the prophets I learned about. They seemed to be very lonely people, who always spoke what they thought to be the truth, no matter how unpleasant. I find myself relating to these outcasts of their own culture, speaking in visuals that people don’t often understand.
“When I started making this video, I didn’t expect it to take three years to finish, but I found myself spending more and more time on every detail, trying new techniques and adding more depth. I had been making music videos for other bands for nearly a decade, so I wanted to make my first video for my own band something extra special. I spent many lonely hours sculpting, carving, Mod Podge-ing, hot gluing, painting, animating, and editing. Like most stop-motion animation, this project was difficult, tedious, and exhausting, but I enjoyed the challenge and am excited for how it has turned out. It was definitely weird listening to my own song over and over (and weirder still working with a little version of myself), but by the end I grew to love it in the same way I have grown fond of every song I’ve created music videos for.” — Joe Baughman
Photo Credit: Joe Baughman + The Righteous Few