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Behind Christopher Owens’ ‘Nothing More Than Everything to Me’ Video

Exclusive photos (and commentary) from the ex-Girls man, straight from the set of his new clip

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Erik Voake

Christopher Owens has always been adept at bringing sounds from the past into his present work, and in his new video for "Nothing More Than Everything to Me" — off his second solo album, September 30th's A New Testament — the ex-Girls leader reaches back to another era visually with help from director Max Minghella (the son of Oscar-winning visionary Anthony Minghella). Rolling Stone tagged along for the two-day shoot in Los Angeles to get a behind-the-scenes look at how the clip — featuring kids, school scenes and a classic high-school dance — came together. Check out our exclusive photos, with commentary from Owens:

Erik Voake

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"This is Max Minghella, I'm the one with the crazed look on his face. This was my first time meeting Max, before the shoot we had only talked on the phone, and discussed the shoot. I did send him a selfie at one point. Max was managing the crew and the kids with absolute ease, I always felt I was in good hands."

Erik Voake

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"It was fun having people in charge, the set was beautiful, the crew were sweet and professional, it was nice to relax and just be part of it."

Erik Voake

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"This is the iPad version of those things folks have always put in front of the camera and snapped when the directer shouts, 'Action!' Saves on chalk, I guess."

Erik Voake

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"Nothing like a younger, better looking version of yourself to make you do a little thinking. We actually make a good match, he was just shy enough for it to feel right. Funny thing is, when I was his age I was kept behind closed doors and made to memorize scripture."

Erik Voake

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"That's my buddy Corey Lee Granet on bass, Derek hamming it up on drums. Me, as giggly as the kids were. This is the first video for a new album we'll all be touring together, the beginning of many adventures for us. I'm happy to have these guys with me."

Erik Voake

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"It's good to see Max smiling there. This whole video was his idea, his story board. To shoot it all in a day took a bit of planning, and I'm sure he had to have been stressed, but it didn't show. Happy faces all around up there."

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