NOWHERE PREMIERES “CREATIVE DRUG” MUSIC VIDEO
Today, nowHere is premiering a new music video for “Creative Drug” via Youtube.com/equalvision.
“Creative Drug” comes from the duo’s powerful debut full-length Hell Knows I’m Miserable Now, which will be out on December 11 through Equal Vision Records. The song is also available streaming now via Spotify.
“This video was incredibly fun to make. I wanted to identify a new character that was me, but not actually me. I had recently watched Secret Window, so I had this idea of wearing a hat to “invent” a new “Shooter” in a way,” reveals nowHere’s Trey Hales. “The best part of this video, and all the others, is that I filmed them myself, with a very sub-par camera, on an editing software I torrented, in a room I was only able to live in for a month. The reason that this is the best part is because that’s exactly what this record and this song is about – sacrificing everything to create anything.”
Hell Knows I’m Miserable Now expands on the Portland, OR-based performer’s previously all spoken word/slam poetry solo work – originally released under the moniker Trey The Ruler – with the new incorporation of the truly impressive and enveloping instrumentation of Anays Torres (My Iron Lung). The musical collaboration takes the project into new territory, creating an even darker path of poignancy through driving bass lines, heartwrenching articulations, and wispy, atmospheric guitars. nowHere is truly a work of art, masterfully bringing together poetic storytelling and stunning soundscapes.
Having written for nearly his entire life, Hales initially launched Trey The Ruler in 2012 as a written project featured in self-released zines while in high school, eventually evolving into live spoken word performances at local Pacific Northwest shows. After graduating, Hales headed out on the road working for bands on larger club tours, and was soon asked to perform by the bands on the tour packages out of their curiosity to see what the project was all about. Bands were into it, kids were into it, and Hales was certainly into it, offering a welcome change of pace to shows with a subtle intensity and powerfully unique performances.
nowHere recently premiered a video for “Types of Evil”, as well as a captivating two-song music video that combines “You’re Welcome” and “Eight Ball God”, all of the videos released to date can be seen HERE.
Pre-orders for Hell Knows I’m Miserable Now are available now through nowHere.merchnow.com, and digital retailers such as iTunes and AmazonMP3. All pre-orders include instant MP3 downloads of “You’re Welcome”, “Eight Ball God”, “Creative Drug”, and “Types of Evil”.