Edwards shot the video entirely on GoPro HD Hero cameras, the type of cameras used at the X-Games to capture the thrill and momentum of the ride. The unique angles give the video an unexpected point-of-view perspective that is the first of its kind for a country video. Cameras were strapped to The Dirt Drifters heads, arms, guitars, drums and anywhere they would stay in place long enough to get the shot. Adding to the surprising footage, guitarist Jeff Middleton broke his arm during the filming right around 2:35 in the video.
Last week Warner Bros. Records road-tested, club-polished new group The Dirt Drifters premiered their debut music video for their hot new single Something Better on CMT.com. As a token of their appreciation, the band is now offering their fans the chance to watch the video and get a FREE download of their song Something Better on their website TheDirtDrifters.com.
Directed by Wes Edwards (Jason Aldean, Josh Thompson), the video was shot at two Nashville locations — a lumberyard and the gritty music venue Springwater.
Hats off to our director as the lumberyard reminded us of the one we used to work at, shared The Dirt Drifters front man Matt Fleener. It made the day that much more meaningful for us and we were really feelin’ the theres got to be something better than 9 to 5 vibe!
Co-written by band members Nick Diamond, Matt Fleener, Ryan Fleener and Jeff Middleton, “Something Better,” is the perfect distillation of their sound loud, raucous, insightful and intelligent all at once. The song will be featured on their forthcoming debut album entitled This Is My Blood produced by Justin Niebank (Vince Gill, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban). The band is currently out on the road visiting radio and playing shows all across the country in support of their new single.
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