Buckcherry Deliver Mysterious ‘Nothing Left But Tears’ Video
Music videos, at their creative apex, can tell a compelling and visually interesting story within a mere span of three to four minutes. Buckcherry go that extra mile with ‘Nothing Left But Tears,’ a dark, surreal and haunting look at a man’s spiritual descent.
Even though ‘Nothing Left But Tears’ isn’t performance driven, the group members look right at home playing creepy-looking figures stuck in the middle of a dimly lit, enchanted forest. Shirtless frontman Josh Todd, who describes the clip as “an incredible piece of art,” wears a weird looking bird beak during the clip, a fashion statement which, though unexplained, only ups the video’s what-the-heck-is-going-on factor.
“There are so many cool characters in the video, and it’s first video where we didn’t play instruments,” said Buckcherry guitarist Keith Nelson. “It was a lot of fun to do something different.”
The video, directed by Daniel Gomez, opens up with a slow tracking shot of a dead, semi-clad woman lying on a motel floor with a bullet in her head. The sequence cuts to a groggy man with an empty pill bottle on one hand, attempting to decipher the previous evening’s events. As he gets up from his bed, the room opens up into the darkened forest, where a group of haunted beings await to dole out some karmic punishment.
‘Nothing Left But Tears’ is the second single from their latest album ‘Confessions,’ which is their first offering through Century Media Records. Released earlier this year, the album has sold over 50,000 copies.
Buckcherry are in the thick of their summer tour, and later this month the rockers head to Milwaukee, Wis. to partake in the Harley Davidson 110th Anniversary festival. The three-day celebration will also feature performances from Lynyrd Skynyrd, Doobie Brothers, Blue Oyster Cult, ZZ Top, and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.