West Virginia hard rock mavens ZEROKING release ”Back Off,” the second single and video today from their upcoming release, American Savior.
The video for “Back Off” was shot in the Chesapeake Community Center in Chesapeake, OH and was directed by ZEROKING guitarist, Shane Day who also co-produced the clip along with Matt Napier for Matt Napier Film & Photo. The video concept came together quite easily according to Day, “Alan French is a friend of ours and he runs the Chesapeake Karate Academy. He always tries to engage them in different activities tied into their workout to keep it interesting for the kids, so when we were throwing around ideas for the video it just became a no-brainer.”
Starring world champion Kaelyn Kowalski of Team Revolution and her former Chesapeake Karate Academy teammates, the video is a whirlwind of karate action interspersed with gymnastics champion and co-star Justin Isaacs, who had previously worked with French and ZEROKING playing in the middle of it all. Kowalski and Isaacs take on double roles as she plays the role of the beautiful demon constantly stuck in Isaac’s head. “The song and the video are both about the same thing,” says Day. “They’re both about a relationship you can’t get out of. It’s an addiction. At the end of the video Justin realizes that she only exists in his head and the demon that Kaelyn portrays is his own mind chasing itself.”
“Back Off” is taken from ZEROKING’s upcoming album, American Savior, which hits stores on 25 November through Weapon Records / Vanity Music Group and distributed via The Orchard / Sony Music.
Andy Haught – Lead vocals
Shane Day – Guitars
Paul First – Bass
Christopher Webb – Drums, percussion