Official Video: Lettuce Tells Tale Of ‘Crush’ Album With Trippy Video
New York City funk revivalists Lettuce released their latest studio album, Crush last fall. Today, Lettuce has unveiled a trippy, seven-minute video telling the tale of the LP which features animated versions of the band members.
The “Crush” video features portions of album cuts and bonus tracks “The Force,” “Trillogy,” “The New Reel,” “Silverdome,” “Elephant Walk” and “The Sun.” Lettuce worked with director Jay Brown and visual effects artist Paul Mihailoff to create the wild clip. “The shoot was spectacular, working with cartoons has been a dream of ours since we were young,” bassist Erick “Jesus” Coomes told Billboard. “We weren’t sure cartoons were real until the shoot, but we got to see where the Lettuce Head man lives, goes to lunch, plays basketball and of course we experienced his infamous, crazy nightlife scene.”
Coomes went on to explain to Billboard, “We now make visits in the springtime to the Town of Toons, where Letty’s house is and we have many friends and associates that stay out there whom we adore. The Lettuce Head is a substantial member of the family of ragers that enjoy fine music performed by the band Lettuce. In other words, the Lettuce Head represents anyone who enjoys our concerts. His purpose is to spread the vibration of positivity and build up his fellow Lettuce Head friends. The character is something we have been envisioning together for years and not until now has he shown himself in all his glorious fullness. He is on a galactic mission of peace and has to dispel many forces that want to do just the opposite. His journey is our journey as we travel far and wide making the funky smiles return to the faces of all the beautiful people as they Lett go of their worries and strife and return to the mind state of free and open thinking beings.”
Watch the video for Lettuce’s “Crush” which premiered via Billboard: