Earlier this week, we reported that “Excessive Plains Drifter,” the first-ever solo observe by Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett, seemed like “Classical Fuel” for samurai cowboys. Now, Hammett has launched a video for the observe, and Jesus Christ, in the event you thought the music was heartbreaking, you’ll want tissues for this video.
Since “Excessive Plains Drifter” is an instrumental observe, it is smart that the video may not observe a typical narrative construction; there’s no fast story right here, so it’s all as much as interpretation. However animation studio AWESOME + modest do a wonderful job of including one — even when it’s not a typical storyline, and isn’t instructed in a standard method. Total, what the viewer needs to be prepared for is a video that’s actually, actually cool to look at whereas stoned — however which could additionally get some onlookers somewhat teary-eyed right here and there.
Which is smart, provided that Hammett has mentioned of the album:
“This music was created with what I describe as an Audio-Cinematic method. They’re soundtracks to the flicks in your thoughts.”
Although “Excessive Plains Drifter” shares its title with a Clint Eastwood film, Hammett was adamant that the music…
“… “was not meant to be particularly music for [the film High Plains Drifter], however it was as soon as it was written, I instantly thought it conveyed the identical sentiment because the movie, so the piece was christened accordingly. The music for ‘Excessive Plains Drifter’ initially got here from a Flamenco piece I had written. It was a two-and-a-half-minute piece, and I actually appreciated it, however it was a type of riffs that might be laborious to combine into Metallica. I knew I needed to do one thing with it, regardless that it got here out spontaneously. I had been sitting exterior messing round with a Flamenco acoustic guitar I’d simply purchased, and it flowed out within the second. I used to be decided it might have a life. It might have its second.”
Take a look at “Excessive Plains Drifter” under. Kirk Hammett’s solo EP Portals will drop April twenty third.