Bombadil make music both familiar and completely strange by pairing quirky lyrical imagery with tuneful alt-folk arrangements. The quartet formed in Durham, North Carolina back in 2005 and they’ve had a breakout 2013 with their acclaimed fourth album, Metrics of Affection.
Now you can check out an exclusive video performance of their ballad “Boring Country Song.” The clip was directed by Harvey Robinson and was filmed in early June in the filmmaker’s dining room. It’s a particularly intimate take on the track, boasting lush vocal harmonies and a drifting piano progression – and was not a shoot without its complications. “The little electric candles in this video kept falling,” frontman Daniel Michalak tells Rolling Stone. “We had to stay really still so they wouldn’t move.”
Michalak adds that the track was inspired by the Marshall Tucker Band’s “Heard It in a Love Song.” He explains, “[I] thought the idea of a song title so literally representing the song itself was ingenious.”