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Video premiere: 'Long Dark Hallelujah' by Beth Bombara + Video

Video premiere: 'Long Dark Hallelujah' by Beth Bombara Joshua Black Wilkins
Written by Roy Kasten
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According to St. Louis musician Beth Bombara, the new video for the song "Long Dark Hallelujah" was designed to "create beautiful images that at times blur the lines of photography with videography."

"This song is somewhat of an anomaly in the way it was born," says Bombara. "Usually I’ll write most of the music first, then the lyrics take a while to mull over, edit, re-edit. In this case, I sat down and wrote the entire song in one day. It was sometime in the spring of 2013, when my optimism for the our country’s political situation sank to an all-time low. It seems like anything resembling civil conversation between opposing points of view is now gone, important issues will not be resolved, and the good of 'the people' will continue to be neglected."

Videographer Joshua Black Wilkins scouted out locations for the shoot, with assistance from veteran St. Louis photographer (and regular KDHX contributor) Nate Burrell. With a team who Bombara trusted leading the way, she and her partner Kit Hamon were able to concentrate on the performance.

"It felt like making a record," she says. "As soon as the take was good, we moved on. Joshua knows what he’s looking for, and when he’s captured the shot, he doesn’t go back and do it again. So we were able to settle in and focus on our performance. We were lit by natural light, which meant the shadows were constantly changing and we had to move quickly when the setting was just right."

Credits:

Bass, fiddle, and zither played by Kit Hamon
Filmed and directed by Joshua Black Wilkins, assisted by Nate Burrell and edited by Kyle Jones
Filmed in St. Louis
Executive Producer: Craig Kennedy
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