Back in October, Brooklyn’s Menahan Street Band released The Crossing on the Daptone imprint Dunham Records. (They’re also that label’s official house band.) Now you can check out the clever video for the album cut “Keep Coming Back.” A soulful, horn-laden funk tune with a 1970s vibe, the song actually started as a cover of Nirvana’s “Stay Away” and the clip was inspired by the 1984 film The Pope of Greenwich Village, according to drummer Homer Steinweiss. The video follows what appear to be two lovers eying each other at a bar, though in a bit of a knock-out twist, it turns out their real relationship takes place in a boxing ring.
“When it came time to shoot the actual boxing scene, we didn’t have a referee or a trainer for our opponent,” Steinweiss, who came up with the video’s premise, tells Rolling Stone. “Luckily, some people in the gym were interested in what we were doing and this world-famous trainer, Michael Kozlowski, decided to step in and act as our opponent’s trainer. He also found us a referee for that final shot. Those two actors add a lot to the video even if their screen time is really short.”