EXCLUSIVE Premiere of Fifth on the Floor’s new video
It’s hard to think of a better pairing than the two Kentucky artists Fifth on the Floor and Blake Judd. Fifth on the Floor seamlessly blend the musical traditions of our collective past into the harsh realities of the early 21st century American wasteland, creating a unique sound that I, personally, consider one of the most exciting things going on in music today. I’ve previously reviewed their album Dark and Bloody Ground, which I called “the defining record of the decade” for the Southern rock genre. This is truly the music of the people, told from the perspective of those who have lived and breathed it.
On the other hand, Blake Judd documents the same realities with his distinctive gritty camera work. Whether working on documentaries like Seven Signs and The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia or crafting music videos for artists such as Hank3, Scott H. Biram, and, most recently, Shooter Jennings, he has tapped into a vein of exciting music and culture that is unadulterated with the longing to fit in on modern radio or television and cares about nothing but staying true to yourself and your artistic vision.
Now the two have teamed up for a new music video for the song “Distant Memory Lane,” one of the highlights of Dark and Bloody Ground. The video was filmed at various locations in Kentucky, including the Green Lantern club in Lexington, and creates a darkly unique vision of the song and it’s meaning.
The video will be seen exclusively right here on NoDepression.com for the next week and please keep an eye open for my interview with Fifth on the Floor’s lead singer Justin Wells, which is coming soon.