Cass McCombs Shares ‘The Wine Of Lebanon’ Video
Cass McCombs released a video for his latest single, “The Wine Of Lebanon.” The clip was filmed in January before the pandemic and finds McCombs visiting the resting places of a number of artists who inspired him including Merle Haggard, Ritchie Valens and Etta James.
McCombs tapped Aaron Brown to direct the video. “In this time of cultural and spiritual unrest, we present an offering to the ancestors for guidance. Social protest is a healthy expression of life, but it is also important to nest such actions in a greater context of our ancestor’s work,” Brown explained in a statement. “This step in the practice is in order to fully grow and mature from our shared, current experiences. The ancestors are there to show us what they discovered. For this, honor their wisdom and bring them offerings in order that we may not forget them and become stuck in a cycle of repetitious amnesia. The collective energy and unrest that we are all feeling now is the strength needed in order to truly grow, both as allies, and as subjects.”
“The Wine Of Lebanon” was birthed out a partnership with Universal Audio. Cass recorded the track using Universal Audio’s new LUNA recording system. “They were still writing the code for LUNA in the control room as we were recording, which was thrilling, said McCombs of the experience. “It felt a little, I mean very little, like being part of the crew of a space shuttle launch.”
Watch Cass McCombs’ “The Wine Of Lebanon” video below: