In the newly-released music video for Eric Long’s ‘Hey Now Baby’, the Americana tune’s gently infectious sway is captured with beautiful ease by San Francisco Director of Photography Chad Leto. Featuring Long in a gorgeous natural environment as he performs his number, a cascade of wide and close shots of the artist and the broad landscape that he’s filling with his sound makes for a fulfilling, meditative watch and listen. The song itself recalls elements of traditional roots, especially those sunken in blues and folk, as performed on Long’s resonator guitar with a bottleneck slide.
The tune is a single from off of Long’s forthcoming debut LP, A Long Way From Home, set for release on 19 October. Long details that the video was shot by Leto on a “…RED Dragon camera in 5k using entirely vintage anamorphic lenses that really give the footage a wonderfully nostalgic feel.”
Words by: Jonathan Frahm (@jfrahm_)
Photo by: Chad Leto