Wasted Youth premieres new video for Misfit Honey Bear!
Battleme, the project of multi-instrumentalist Matt Drenik, teeters on that comfortable edge of all familiar sounds and vibes we dig – rock ‘n’ roll, oozing with urgency and purpose, and a lilting blues-infused swagger that ties it all together. You may recognize Drenik’s name from his years fronting sludge-happy LIONS, or from his cover of Neil Young’s “Hey Hey, My My,” which landed on the overly marathoned Sons of Anarchy. His new album under Battleme, Cult Psychotia, dropped last month on El Camino Media, and today we’re premiering the video for new track “Misfit Honey Bear.”
“Misfit was the last song written for Cult Psychotica. I wanted to write a love song. For the video, we wanted to get into a psychedelic mind space and do the entire thing in one shot. We needed the right space and found a replica of stone hedge, packed up and got our early morning psyche on… in one shot.” –Matt Drenik
Directed by Taylor Bolding, the video also features a bear, walrus, and what looks like a goldfish, who all stalk Drenik in mischievous ways before coming together in hip-shaking, hand-clapping synchronicity. It’s an all around good time. So press play and soak it up. –Maya Eslami